Being the subject of a client complaint to a regulatory body and a subsequent investigation and hearing is undoubtedly one of the most stressful situations a professional can face. A discipline hearing at a regulatory board or tribunal is serious. It can be as lengthy and complex as a court trial, can have serious consequences, and can permanently affect both your livelihood and reputation.
If you are a professional and a client has filed a complaint against you, or if you are facing an investigation or disciplinary tribunal proceeding stemming from a complaint, it is imperative to consult with a lawyer who has a deep and thorough understanding of professional liability and discipline and who has significant litigation and trial experience. Professional discipline processes come with their own sets of rules and procedures that require a unique understanding and focused skill set to navigate. At Milosevic Fiske LLP, our Toronto professional misconduct lawyers are intimately familiar with discipline across a number of professions and have successfully represented many professionals, including other lawyers, investment advisors, as well as directors and officers in such circumstances.
The potential consequences of a finding of negligence, professional misconduct, or other wrong can be significant, including fines, limitations on what a professional can do in their practice, a suspension or revocation of a professional’s license to practice, or even criminal charges.
Negative findings about a professional can also negatively affect their reputation, their ability to continue working in their field, and their ability to find work outside of their field.
None of these potential outcomes should be taken lightly.
The lawyers at Milosevic Fiske LLP are skilled litigators and have conducted trials and appeals at all levels of court, including at the Supreme Court of Canada. We bring this depth of litigation experience to representing lawyers and other professionals in professional liability matters. We understand the regulatory framework that governs various professions in Ontario as well as the unique discipline and hearing process of each.
We provide exceptional representation and highly knowledgeable guidance throughout the professional discipline process. We will help you understand the process, advise you on your rights, outline potential risks you may face, and the options you have to address or avoid those risks. We will also guide you through the process, maintain clear and easy communication throughout, and will skillfully represent you at the proceedings.
We will work hard to maintain your license to practice and your reputation so that you can return to the work that you love and continue to assist your clients.
The highly-experienced professional liability lawyers at Milosevic Fiske LLP represent clients in claims of professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.
We also represent professionals in a wide range of disputes arising from professional liability, including:
If you are a lawyer, investment advisor, or other professional facing a complaint, an investigation or a disciplinary hearing, contact the highly knowledgeable Toronto professional liability lawyers at Milosevic Fiske LLP. Our goal is to protect you, your reputation, and your livelihood. Call us at 416-916-1387 or contact us online.
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