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Professional Conduct & Discipline

Few things are more stressful than facing a professional disciplinary complaint or investigation. One of the most important things is to have the right people with the right experience and expertise on your side from the outset. Our Professional Conduct & Discipline team appreciate the personal toll and reputational issues associated with dealing with professional conduct and disciplinary matters and are also highly experienced on the legal aspects and strategies. They will assist you to obtain the best possible outcome.

We represent professionals from a wide range of industries in relation to their professional responsibilities, including:

  • Solicitors and Barristers in NSW and the ACT in relation to consumer and disciplinary complaints, show cause events, suspensions and disciplinary proceedings;

  • Accountants, financial planners, financial advisors and SMSF auditors responding to complaints to the CPA and the CA ANZ and related appearances before specialist disciplinary tribunals;

  • Professionals responding to complaints to the Australian Human Rights Commissioner.


We can:

  • Help you understand your rights and obligations in a disciplinary complaint matter, formal investigation or inquiry.

  • Represent and support you in a complaint, investigation or disciplinary process.

  • Provide clear and frank legal advice on evidence and potential outcomes.

  • Help devise and implement strategies to protect your reputation and mitigate risk.

  • Advise on risk management procedures and policies, including legal, ethical and practical requirements to minimise exposure to future complaints or disciplinary action.