Teaching Regulation Agency

Teaching regulation agency
Legally reviewed by: Laura Smith

If you’re a teacher facing disciplinary proceedings before the Teaching Regulation Agency, accused of misconduct, benefit from Cartwright King’s trusted legal representation to protect your reputation and your teaching career. 

Our specialist Teaching Regulation Agency lawyers offer legal advice and guidance at every stage of your case, from initial referral and investigation to hearings before the TRA’s Professional Conduct Panel.

For trusted legal advice,  get in touch with Cartwright King’s TRA lawyers today.

How Cartwright King’s TRA Lawyers Can Help

Cartwright King offers fast, efficient and effective legal advice when you are faced with a TRA investigation. A quick response is crucial to your case to ensure that your rights are protected and that the TRA follows correct protocols when investigating you. 

Our specialist TRA Lawyers scrutinise the evidence against you, in detail,  and monitor the investigation to ensure that you are treated fairly. Here’s what our TRA lawyers can do for you:

  • Prepare written responses and evidence in your defence during the investigation stage
  • Compile evidence for your defence when an Interim Prohibition Order (IPO) is being considered against you
  • Respond to a notice of referral 
  • Respond to a notice of proceedings 
  • Represent you at Professional Conduct Committee hearings
  • Advising you on the merits of appealing a decision
  • Applying for Prohibition Orders to be set aside

Speak to a Specialist Solicitor Now

If you suspect that you are going to be investigated, or you are already under investigation by the TRA, get in touch with a specialist Cartwright King TRA Lawyer immediately.

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 TRA Investigations?

You want your case to be in the hands of trusted, experienced and pro-active Regulatory Solicitors when facing a TRA investigation. 

With a proven track record of successfully defending teachers facing serious misconduct allegations, we’re 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 TRA investigations can be damaging professionally, personally and financially. 

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

We’re committed to defending your legal rights, your teaching career and your professional reputation, ensuring that you’re 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’re 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 is the Teaching Regulation Authority (TRA)?

The Teaching Regulation Authority (TRA) is the industry body that assumed the responsibility of regulating and disciplining teachers, taking over from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) in April 2018.

The TRA’s role is to support employers, schools and headteachers with safeguarding duties by responding to allegations of serious misconduct by teachers. The TRA’s Professional Conduct Panel is responsible for hearing allegations and making recommendations on any action that should be taken against teachers.

What powers does the TRA's Professional Conduct Panel have?

The TRA’s Professional Conduct Panel has the power to make teachers the subject of a Prohibition Order. A Prohibition Order effectively bans you from teaching for life. However, in some cases, such an order will include a provision for it to be reviewed after a specific period of time.

Can I appeal the decision of the TRA's Professional Conduct Panel?

Yes, but only if you have grounds to do so under law. An appeal has to be lodged with the High Court specifying detailed grounds for your appeal. You must file an appeal within 28 days of being notified of the outcome of your case.

Cartwright King can advise you on the merits of appealing, ensure that your appeal is lodged within the 28 day deadline and make sure that it’s properly presented to give it the best chance of success.

Once your appeal has been lodged, both you and the TRA will be contacted by the High Court to set a timetable for any directions that must be adhered to and to allow for the exchange of any further documentation. 

A hearing date will be set, at which a High Court judge will hear all the evidence and decide whether your appeal should be allowed.

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