At some point in your busy career, you may be the subject of a complaint by a client, patient or customer. Moreover, your professional licensing or regulatory association may initiate a complaint against you in its own right. Punishments can include but are not limited to suspension, refusal to renew license or a cancellation of the license to practice. This is a serious matter which can cost you your career and reputation.
It is hard not to take such a complaint personally. Legal representation in the event of a professional complaint should be considered. If you represent yourself, you run the risk of appearing overly defensive or plaintive. Legal representation affords a measure of objectivity and ensures your interests are protected throughout the process. Some complaints have concurrent criminal charges that require a defence against such criminal charges that put a person’s career and the license to practice in jeopardy.
Administrative law usually provides you with some combination of the following rights:
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Legal representation can assist in identifying the appropriate combination of rights applicable to your case. It is important that the hearing panel considers the complaint in the context of the whole of your previous career or employment. A complaint from any source presents a challenge. It is essential that you meet it with your rights recognized and protected.
At Nanda & Associate Lawyers, we work personally with our clients to make sure that they are well represented. Our lawyers work hard to provide cost-effective practical solutions. They have a wide experience in dealing with administrative law issues and professional disciplinary proceedings. Please feel free to call us at 905-405-0199 and discuss any of your concerns. Our lawyers will be happy to assist you.