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Level 11, 456 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne,
Victoria 3000
45 Gheringhap Street, Geelong,
Victoria 3220
62 Kepler Street, Warrnambool,
Victoria 3280
Professional Conduct, Regulatory and Disciplinary Proceedings

Professional Disciplinary Proceedings

  • Individuals such as lawyers, medical practitioners, paramedics, police officers, prison officers, accountants and vets who have been charged with committing disciplinary offences and are to make submissions or appear before professional bodies such as AHPRA or the Department of Justice.
  • Legal representation during investigation stage and hearings before disciplinary tribunals and subsequent reviews of the tribunal decision.

When your professional governing body is considering the future of your career, they must make the right decision for you – and we’re here to help you get there.

If you’re a professional and are being investigated or charged with a criminal offence, the board that regulates your profession will need to determine whether you’re allowed to continue in your role, be it in the short or long term, unpaid or paid.

Not only is your personal freedom at stake, but so is your professional reputation and career if your situation isn’t handled correctly.

With two legal matters running side by side, you’re dealing with the stress of not knowing what to do next. And precisely due to that complexity, you need a law firm that not only is experienced in professional disciplinary hearings just like yours, but also the criminal justice system from start to finish.

Gallant Law has over 20 years of experience dealing with professional disciplinary hearings and criminal law. We have assisted clients in various professions, including doctors facing the AHPRA, teachers dealing with the Education Department, lawyers up against the Legal Services Board, and police officers facing Professional Standards.

We represent professionals facing professional conduct, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings such as those initiated by:
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We offer a service that will represent you in your criminal case and the professional disciplinary proceedings. Our team is highly experienced, drawing upon our criminal and regulatory law experience to ensure your two battles work together and not against each other. We work simultaneously on your criminal defence and your disciplinary hearing, offering you a seamless, complementary approach to both. Having this knowledge is what separates us from other firms that have no thorough grounding in both criminal and disciplinary matters.

  • Department of Education and the Institute of Teaching (teachers and childcare educators)
  • Legal Services Commissioner (lawyers)
  • Victorian Building Authority and HIA (see building section too)
  • AHPRA (the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) (doctors, medical practitioners and naturopaths)
  • Nursing and Midwifery Board
  • Psychology Board of Australia
  • Racing Appeals Tribunal
  • National Sports Tribunal
  • The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)
  • Australian Communication and Media Authority
  • Australian Financial Security Authority
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

You won’t be left in the dark about what will happen next. We’ll do everything we can to relieve your anxiety about the proceedings throughout the process by offering you frequent, clear communication. We understand that you are worried about the short- and long-term consequences. Our lawyers receive training to ensure we provide you with a compassionate, supportive service that always provides you with privacy, confidentiality, and integrity, not only personally but also for your career.

Responsive, professional, and dedicated, the Gallant Law team took care of everything with speed and dedication and delivered well beyond my expectations. Their professional advice, action and support cannot be adequately described here in words. I would give 6 stars if I could. Dom

You’re going to need expert representation that thoroughly analyses all elements of your situation, and that is Gallant Law. A team with well-established working relationships with the authorities involved in both sets of proceedings. We will negotiate and argue for the best possible outcome for you personally and professionally. 

Ultimately, we know it’s the results that matter to you, and that’s why only the most qualified personnel will work on your matter. Lawyers who work at the rock face each week defending cases just like yours.

We guarantee a legal team that prides itself on delivering results, persevering through challenges and a commitment to providing you with a service designed to protect your future. You’ll be represented by a highly experienced lawyer with strong analytical, persuasive, and strategic thinking skills. They’ve seen every tactic in the book used by the opposition and know how to counteract them.

As part of our effort to reduce the anxiety and uncertainty you face, we offer fixed fees agreed upon upfront so that you don’t have to worry about the bill coming at the end.

The long-term repercussions of a disciplinary hearing can stretch well beyond the criminal charges that landed you here, impacting your ability to return to work, earn an income, and participate in a career you have worked hard to build.

You can be sure you’re setting yourself up for the best possible outcome by instructing a legal team who bring experience and compassion to your unique case.

Don’t forget our initial consultation is free of charge. Contact us today and find out how we can help you on: (03) 9070 9885 or welcome@gallantlaw.com.au 

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