As a member of Queensland Law Society’s Occupational Disciplinary Committee, our litigation director, Craig DoRozario, has a breadth of experience in advocating for clients in this field.
This area of law is relevant to professionals or occupations with a regulatory body such as health practitioners, lawyers, teachers, police officers, accountants, real estate agents, valuers and builders and the like.
Where there is a complaint, allegations of a serious nature or even perhaps criminal charges on foot, there are potentially implications as to whether a professional may retain their license to practice in their relevant field.
Clients may find themselves obligated to notify their regulatory body with respect to a criminal conviction, or even charges which are yet to be finalised, or non-criminal allegations regarding their conduct. Other clients may need to argue their suitability to retain their license and carry on business after getting into financial difficulty or becoming bankrupt.
We assist clients with disclosure of conduct, providing submissions as to their being fit and proper to continue practice within their chosen field, together with arguing any mitigating factors, and attending interviews and hearings to advocate our client’s interests.
At the end of the day, your professional license is your livelihood, and any notification, investigation or prosecution requires an experienced advisor.