In the Disciplinary & Regulatory sphere, members of chambers act across a variety of business and professional sectors, in proceedings brought by disciplinary bodies and state or commonwealth statutory regulators.
Work in this area includes:
- Disciplinary (misconduct) investigations and prosecutions;
- Show cause proceedings;
- Sanction hearings;
- CCC investigations, including investigative hearings;
- coronial inquests.
In particular, members of chambers are experienced in disciplinary and regulatory matters concerning the financial services industry (including ASIC and ACCC matters), medical practitioners (including clinical care, financial irregularity, ethical issues and competency), aged care, education, environmental matters, the construction industry (in particular work for and against the QBCC, including proceedings concerning licensing issues), sports, corrective services, youth justice, the police, the legal profession, engineers, accountants, politicians and public servants.
Our members have a thorough understanding of the operation of regulatory regimes, and are sensitive to the commercial, political, professional or personal sensitivities that may arise when regulatory or disciplinary action commences.
Members regularly appear before bodies such as the Crime and Corruption Commission and in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) on behalf of professionals or other persons against whom regulators have made allegations, or on behalf of regulators. Some members have experience sitting as members of disciplinary tribunals.
Members also have extensive experience of challenging decisions made by various professional bodies, either through regulator-specific statutory regimes or via judicial review proceedings.