Edinburgh 0131 200 1200
Aberdeen 01224 49 80 80

Professional discipline + regulation for regulatory bodies

We are well known for our extensive experience of providing legal services and advice to individuals and regulatory bodies across a wide range of sectors, including legal, health care, social care, church, sport, finance and education.

How can we help your organisation

We can act for you and advise on a wide range of legal and business matters including:

  • Investigating and presenting conduct and fitness to practise allegations
  • Drafting charges, statements and associated documents
  • Investigating and acting in protection of title cases
  • Advising on and acting in applications and appeals in the Court of Session and the Sheriff Court
  • Advising on and acting in judicial review proceedings in the Court of Session
  • Reviewing and auditing decisions
  • Drafting memoranda of understanding and responses to consultation papers
  • Drafting rules and guidance
  • Corresponding with governments on regulatory matters
  • Training panel members and in-house staff
  • Acting as independent legal adviser/assessor to panels dealing with conduct, fitness to practise and temporary order hearings
  • Acting as independent legally qualified chair at hearings and case management meetings dealing with conduct, fitness to practise and temporary order hearings

The team has an excellent understanding of the complexities of the Scottish law system, coupled with the ability to deal with multiple claimant cases involving sensitive issues.

Chambers and Partners UK, 2023

What people say about us

They possess a thorough knowledge of processes, timescales, procedures and possible outcomes.
– Chambers and Partners UK, 2019

They gave the impression that my case was important to them and I was more than happy with the service I received.
– Chambers and Partners UK, 2018

Very high-quality service and expertise acquired over many years,” adding: “You can’t put a price on that degree of expertise.
– Chambers and Partners UK, 2018

Let us help you

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Our expertise

The expertise we have in this area spans acting for the regulated individual, for the regulator, as independent legal assessor to panels, as independent legally qualified chair of panels, and in a judicial capacity.

Regulatory bodies our solicitors act for or provide legal services to include the Law Society of Scotland, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and the Scottish Social Services Council.