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.
How can we help?
Our wide team of professional regulation experts can cover any legal issue or difficulty and we pride ourselves on getting to know you properly and the particular issues that you face, letting us provide straightforward and pragmatic legal advice.
If a crisis or problem should arise we have the resources to respond immediately. We will identify what you need and will work to resolve the problem and can work around the clock to assist you in achieving a quick result.
We will quickly provide you with pro-active, sensible and cost effective advice. We are up front about costs and can work to agreed budgets and will assist you in monitoring legal costs.
We also offer a number of value added services, including the opportunity to attend and network at our various sector conferences in different areas of the law and to attend our own internal staff training programmes.
Our team can assist with:
- Drafting rules and sanctions guidance
- Judicial review
- Healthcare bodies
- Social services