Effective regulation involves the setting of standards for professionals combined with the fine balance between compelling desirables: the protection of the public; the reputation of the professions; and the legitimate expectation of the public and registrants that proceedings will be fair.

Our expertise in this area is genuinely outstanding. We have established legal precedents in Scotland's highest courts and before the European Court of Human Rights. These cases have been cited in legal hearings across the globe. Our work involves the regulation of nurses, doctors, dentists, architects, social workers, solicitors, MSPs, public services, the NHS, mental welfare, road works and the haulage industry.

We have worked with regulators in addressing the challenges they face in delivering a high quality, best value service when public spending is tight, establishing high standards in the context of integrated teamwork and evolving practise, and always under the scrutiny of the public, politicians and the media. We have advised and delivered training on burdens and standards of proof, marshalling and presenting evidence, proportionality and the over-arching requirement for fairness which permeates our legal system.

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