Many people engaged in numerous occupations such as solicitors, accountants, teachers, architects, vets, health and social workers and sportsmen will find that their conduct is regulated by a Disciplinary Body which seeks to oversee and maintain a Code of Conduct imposed by that profession, business or occupation.

Alleged breaches of the rules set by such Code of Conduct may well lead to a formal investigation followed by a Disciplinary Hearing to consider whether or not there has been any infringement and, if there has, the fitness of the individual under scrutiny to continue working within such environment.

Tim Thompson of Kangs Solicitors explains how we can assist anyone who find themselves accused of any allegation of misconduct.

The team at Kangs Solicitors is highly experienced in advising and representing clients accused of any such alleged misconduct and appreciate the extreme worry that such a situation can impose upon  such an accused person and family.  

For an initial no obligation discussion, please call our Team at any of our offices detailed below:

Who Do We Act For? | Kangs Professional Discipline Solicitors

Since the formation of our firm in 1997, we have acted for a wide range of professionals including:

  • Solicitors
  • Accountants
  • Financial Advisors
  • Medical Professionals including Doctors and Dentists
  • Sport Professionals
  • Security Professionals

We are able to represent clients in investigations by all Regulators including:

  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • The Financial Reporting Council
  • The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
  • The Bar Standards Board (BSB)
  • The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)
  • The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • The General Dental Council (GDC)
  • The General Medical Council (GMC)
  • The Security Industry Authority (SIA)
  • The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • The Football Association (FA)

General Investigation Procedure | Kangs Professional Disciplinary Investigation Solicitors

The investigatory process of Disciplinary Bodies will undoubtedly differ but each will take a similar route to decide whether or not there is any substance to the complaint being investigated and whether further action is required. 

Generally, it can be expected that:

  • There will be an initial fact-finding exercise of the alleged conduct involving the gathering of as much information as possible.
  • If the initial evidence supports it:
  • a Notice will be served confirming the investigation;
  • preliminary enquiries will be directed to the individual concerned inviting an initial response to the allegation.  
  • A thorough investigation may involve obtaining:
  • witness statements from relevant parties and
  • evidence to substantiate the allegations.
  • Upon conclusion of these investigation, the individual will be given the opportunity to answer the allegations in writing or at an interview.
  • Following consideration of all of the evidence the decision will be made
  • to close the investigation without further action
  • to refer the matter to formal Disciplinary Proceedings
  • to administer such other disciplinary measure which may be available, where the offence may be of a less serious nature, without a formal hearing, such as the imposition of a fine, caution or suspension for a limited period.

How Can We Help You? | Kangs Professional Regulatory Offences Defence Solicitors

The Regulatory Team at Kangs Solicitors is well versed in representing individuals from all professions and occupations subjected to investigation for alleged unsatisfactory conduct including solicitors, accountants, financial advisors and medical and sports professionals.

 We advise clients in relation to the following:

  • potential exposure to regulatory, criminal or civil liability
  • merits of the case being advanced by the Disciplinary/Regulatory Body
  • tactical considerations when dealing with the investigator
  • format and content of any written response required by the Regulator
  • interview processes and representation at any interview
  • formal representation at any Disciplinary Hearing

Who Can I Contact For Help? | Kangs Solicitors

Allegations of unacceptable conduct can cause damage to personal reputation whatever the field of occupation of the individual concerned and it is therefore paramount that you seek expert advice and representation at your earliest opportunity.

Hamraj Kang leads an award-winning team of solicitors nationally reputed for its excellence.

We welcome new enquiries by telephone or email.

Our team of lawyers is available to meet at our offices in London, Birmingham or Manchester or, alternatively, we are happy to arrange an initial no obligation meeting via telephone or video conferencing.

For initial enquires please contact:

Hamraj Kang
hkang@kangssolicitors.co.uk
07976 258171 | 020 7936 6396 | 0121 449 9888

Stuart Southall
ssouthall@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 0161 817 5020

Tim Thompson
tthompson@kangssolicitors.co.uk
020 7936 6396 | 0121 449 9888