Our team of civil litigation lawyers regularly represents professionals in connection with complaints, investigations, and disciplinary proceedings commenced against them by regulatory bodies or under the legislation. Our clients include lawyers, paralegals, brokers, social workers, teachers, police officers, and other professionals. We are acutely aware of the importance of licences and professional accreditation to these professionals.
We have represented clients when appearing before tribunals and boards on disciplinary matters. We have also assisted clients in a wide range of matters, from registration to licence revocation.
Our insights into these cases arise in part from our experience in acting as prosecutors in disciplinary and regulatory proceedings before regulatory agencies and courts. We also maintain a limited practice of prosecutorial services and independent legal counsel to regulators, colleges, and boards. This enables us to see professional regulation and discipline issues from both sides and create a strong defence for our clients in the professions.
Our diversity of experience helps us strategize, in both defending our clients and helping them mitigate against damages to personal and business reputations. As part of this process, and when possible, we use the alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in place by colleges, boards, tribunals, and regulators.
PROFESSIONAL REGULATORY LAWYER SERVING TORONTO
Many professions and trades are regulated in Ontario, requiring a license or certificate in order to work in these industries. A governing body will generally have the authority to admit and regulate its professionals in the performance of their services.
Professionals are required to comply with the applicable laws, rules, and regulations of their profession. Often, professionals are particularly required to satisfy rules of professional conduct. For example, chartered professional accountants must be professionally competent pursuant to the CPA Code of Professional Conduct.
If a professional has allegedly breached a rule of professional conduct, by for example, not being not competent in their provision of services, the individual may be subject to a complaint, investigation and/or regulatory proceeding. If that is the case, the professional may wish to seek legal counsel or assistance.
EXAMPLES OF REGULATED PROFESSIONS IN ONTARIO
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
Early childhood educators
Physicians and surgeons
EXAMPLES OF REGULATORY BODIES IN ONTARIO
Association of Ontario Land Surveyors
Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario
Chartered Professional Accountants
College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
College of Chiropractors
College of Dental Hygienists
College of Dietitians of Ontario
College of Early Childhood Educators
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
College of Midwives of Ontario
College of Naturopaths of Ontario
College of Nurses of Ontario
College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
College of Optometrists of Ontario
College of Pharmacists of Ontario
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
College of Psychologists of Ontario
College of Veterinarians of Ontario
Law Society of Ontario
Ontario Association of Architects
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Ontario College of Teachers
Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
Represented licensed mortgage brokers in appeals before the Financial Services Tribunal.
Represented motor vehicle salesperson in appeal of a decision to revoke licence to the Licence Appeal Tribunal.
Represented licensed real estate salesperson in appeal of a decision to revoke licence to the Licence Appeal Tribunal.
Provided advice to real estate salesperson under investigation.
Provided advice to businesses under investigation by the Ontario College of Trades.
Provided advice to electrical contractors under investigation by the Electrical Safety Authority.
Provided advice to contractors under investigation by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority.
Represented police officers charged with disciplinary offences under the Police Services Act.
PROFESSIONAL REGULATION AND DISCIPLINE LAWYER
HELPING PROFESSIONALS IN TORONTO
EXAMPLES OF GOVERNING LEGISLATION FOR VARIOUS PROFESSIONS
Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario Act, 2017
Dentistry Act, 1991
Law Society Act
Police Services Act
Professional Engineers Act
Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991
As professionals ourselves, we understand the importance of maintaining one’s professional reputation and character. Should you be in the unfortunate circumstance of facing a professional complaint, investigation and/or regulatory proceeding, please do not hesitate to contact Chand & Co. at 416-583-2377. We are here to help.
civil and commercial
professional regulation and
Breach of contract
Condominium Litigation Law
and administrative law
Toronto Civil and Commercial
Business disputes can be stressful and costly so getting the right advice is essential. At Chand & Co. we offer a formidable team of lawyers with expertise in high-value, high-stakes litigation. We are tenacious, creative and pragmatic, working to protect and advance your interests while attaining the outcome you require even in the most demanding, complex cases. Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, we are able to anticipate your needs and will work tirelessly to meet or exceed your expectations. We understand the importance of your bottom line so we will diligently advocate to get you the most cost-effective settlement possible. Our experience as litigators allows us to forecast how a case will end up if it goes to court and, in many cases, arbitration might offer the most expedient and prudent path to a resolution. However, we do some of our finest work at trial so when the need arises, we are ready to fight on your behalf. At Chand & Co., you can be confident that we will do our utmost to protect your interests.
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Toronto Commercial Lease Dispute Lawyer
Our commercial lease dispute lawyers at Chand & Co. possess a diversity of experience to guide you through the process. We can review your lease to identify the applicable legal issue to help you develop a sound strategy to resolve it, which may include alternative dispute resolution. Remember, we are at your side, ready to litigate on your behalf.
Toronto Condominium Litigation Lawyer
At Chand & Co., we have gained insight from years of experience, and we can cut through the complex issues, whether at the development phase or the ownership stage. We will work tirelessly to find the most appropriate and cost-effective solution.
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Our public and administrative law practice deals with representing clients before administrative tribunals and guiding our clients through investigations initiated by the government and regulators.
From the boardroom to the courtroom, from administrative and regulatory tribunals to the Superior Court,
our clients trust us to navigate complex litigation and deliver results.
Our clients entrust us with their most complex legal disputes when the stakes are at their highest and the outcome is of vital importance. We treat our client’s needs as if they are our own and stand beside them in their time of need.
When you hire our team, you will be choosing an accomplished and respected litigation firm with a proven track record of success that will have your best interests in mind. We pride ourselves in delivering unparalleled legal representation and professional excellence to our clients.
We take pride in providing exceptional personal and professional representation. We are available around the clock to protect, defend and advance your interests.
OUR UNIQUE SERVICE THAT HAS EARNED US OUR REPUTATION AND THE TRUST AND CONFIDENCE OF OUR CLIENTS.