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Professional Services (chartered etc.)

Professional Services Chartered

If you are a professional in your industry sector accused of misconduct or criminal activity, Cartwright King offers you specialist legal advice and representation before regulatory bodies or disciplinary tribunals. Benefit from our experience of successfully defending professionals against serious misconduct allegations.

Immediate action is crucial to your case, so get in touch with Cartwright King for trusted and respected legal representation.

How Cartwright King Can Help You

No matter what industry sector you are in, our Professional Services Lawyers can help protect your interests, your reputation and your career, building a strong case for your defence at every stage of proceedings. From initial investigations up to professional conduct hearings we can represent you before your regulatory body, whether it is:

  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Architects Registration Board (ARB)
  • The Bar Standards Board (BSB)
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)
  • The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
  • The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

Speak to a Specialist Solicitor Now

If you suspect that you are going to be investigated, or you are already under investigation by a regulatory body, get in touch with a specialist Cartwright King Professional Services Lawyer now.

There is no substitute for speaking to one of our specialist solicitors to get the right advice, ensuring that you are well prepared when facing an investigation. 

For immediate action, call us or email us for an initial discussion. 

The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you 
  • Understand your situation
  • Advise you on legal fees
  • Agree how you want to proceed

Why Choose Cartwright King for Professional Services Legal Representation?

You want your case to be in the hands of trusted, experienced and pro-active Regulatory Solicitors when facing professional disciplinary proceedings. 

With a proven track record of successfully defending professionals facing serious misconduct allegations, we are well positioned to properly present your case and represent you. 

We listen, we understand and we genuinely care about what happens to you. That’s why we offer sound, reliable legal advice to ensure that you understand your rights when you’re under investigation. Cartwright King can defend you against a wide range of issues, giving you peace of mind that your case is in good hands.

Working with a specialist Cartwright King Regulatory Solicitor gives you the assurance of having access to legal counsel who will advise you at every stage of your case. We know that professional disciplinaries can be damaging to your career and your personal reputation.

That’s why we will do everything we can to clear you of wrongdoing or minimise any action against you.

We are committed to defending your legal rights, your career and your professional reputation, ensuring that you are treated fairly and with respect throughout your case. When you need us most, we’ll be there to offer sound, sensible legal advice and sure guidance.  

We are a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 top tier law firm with specialist solicitors that are calm under pressure, giving you defence counsel that you can count on.

Legal Fees

Legal fees will be charged in accordance with the work required for your case. Costs will be agreed with you before any work starts and you will be given clear information detailing the cost commitment.

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Frequently asked questions.

What issues can Cartwright King help with?

Cartwright King can advise and represent you on all manner of issues concerning proceedings before regulatory bodies including:

  • Registration and indemnity insurance matters
  • Professional competence and due care issues
  • Allegations of professional misconduct
  • Criminal convictions

If you are under investigation or you’ve been summoned to a professional conduct hearing, you should take immediate action and get in touch with us, without delay.

What is professional misconduct?

Professional misconduct is deemed to be a violation of the rules or boundaries set by the governing body of your profession. Actions that are considered professional misconduct can include, but are not limited to:

  • Failure to meet the Standards of practice
  • Working while impaired
  • Abusive conduct
  • Theft
  • Failure to get a patient’s informed consent
  • Breaching confidentiality
  • Failure to share information with client
  • Inadequate documentation and record keeping
  • Misrepresentation
  • Failure to meet legal/professional obligations
  • Failure to meet your reporting obligations
  • Conflict of interest
  • Inappropriate business practices
  • Disgraceful, dishonourable and unprofessional conduct
  • Other grounds for professional misconduct
  • Guilty of an offence
  • Finding of professional misconduct in another jurisdiction
  • Sexual abuse

What action can a regulatory body take against me?

Any action taken against you depends on the regulatory body for your profession. Each industry body has its own, unique disciplinary processes. However, regulatory bodies do have immense powers to investigate you and impose sanctions that can potentially damage your livelihood and your career. 

That’s why it’s crucial to seek legal advice as early as possible to build a strong case for your defence.

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