Regulatory Law and Fitness to Practise Inquiries
O’Connor Solicitors is ranked by Chambers leading European firms as a leading firm for its regulatory legal advice. We advise on public inquiries, and fitness to practise inquiries and general regulatory matters.
We act on behalf of regulators, as well as individual professionals, from a wide range of professional institutions, representative bodies, state bodies, and semi-state agencies, across all industry sectors.
Established in Dublin in 1994 and operating from our offices on Clare Street Dublin 2, our team of regulatory law practitioners are renowned for delivering outstanding practical solutions to a wide range of regulatory problems in each of the following areas:
- Statutory requirements and obligations
- Corporate governance issues
- Codes of professional conduct
- Disciplinary procedures & processes
- Fitness to practise enquiries
- Membership rights
- Data protection
Our Regulatory law team works in conjunction with lawyers from our healthcare, employment law, commercial litigation/dispute resolution, Charity Law and administrative/public law departments. As trusted experts in this area of the law, we act on behalf of a number of prestigious clients including trade unions and representative bodies as well as public administrators, teachers, financial practitioners, and regulatory bodies with whom they are affiliated.
At O’Connor Solicitors, we are always mindful that, whenever we deal with complaints and disciplinary procedures or fitness to practise cases, we are dealing with an individual’s career, livelihood, and professional – as well as personal – reputation. That’s why we take great care to understand the unique complexities of their situation to deliver a satisfactory resolution.
The same considerations apply when it comes to regulatory work: we advise regulators on how to implement legislation and regulations to ensure that they maintain standards and call those who breach the standards to account. We will always carry out a detailed analysis of the law, and consider all potential outcomes before advising or recommending a course of action to our regulatory clients.