Professionals are held to high standards of care and competence in their provision of services to the public. When a professional is accused of negligence and/or unprofessional conduct, there are various channels through which he or she may face discipline or sanction. In navigating this process, it is essential to be supported by legal counsel who understand the intricacies of professional negligence claims and appreciate the stakes for the individual, professional body and public.
Our lawyers have extensive experience acting for regulated professionals – including doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers, accountants and investment advisers – and professional licensing bodies in a variety of professional negligence claims and disciplinary proceedings. We also advise employers on the vicarious liability issues arising from the conduct of professional employees. We bring a deep knowledge of regulatory processes and administrative law principles to every client file.