Monday to Friday:- 8:45am – 5:15pm (Melbourne Office)

Types of Regulators we can assist with

The litigation team at PCL Lawyers is highly experienced in responding to regulatory investigations and prosecutions.

We represent clients dealing with investigations, hearings or regulatory action by regulators such as:

  • Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)
  • Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • Boards under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law / AHPRA
  • Consumer Affairs Victoria / Office of Fair Trading NSW, QLD
  • Clean Energy Regulator
  • Fair Work Ombudsman
  • Energy Safe
  • Government departments exercising
  • Labour Hire Authority
  • Legal Services Board & Commissioner
  • Safe Transport Victoria
  • Victorian Building Authority
  • Victorian Institute of Teachings
  • Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority
  • Worksafe / Victorian Workcover Authority

We can assist in all matters involving Commonwealth and State regulators.

Alongside regulatory prosecutions or enforcement action, there are often related matters to consider, including civil claims alleging professional negligence. Our team of litigation lawyers has broad expertise and ensures that clients’ interests are protected comprehensively by developing a strategy to manage both the regulatory action other legal risks.

How our lawyers can assist in investigations and prosecutions

We often assist professionals, whose registration or practising entitlement is at risk, including through allegations of professional misconduct. We act for a wide range of professionals and businesses and correspond with careful consideration in response to the issues being investigated. Our team are thorough in their defence and work to minimise the risk to our clients’ registration whilst maintaining a professional and constructive dialogue with the regulator or authority.

At a state level, PCL Lawyers often advise and represent companies and individuals in dealings with any regulatory issue. Our lawyers are committed to ensuring our clients’ positions are robustly protected. Regulatory investigations and correspondence with any authority needs to be crafted with care and as part of a clear legal strategy to resolve the issue effectively.

Regulatory matters can have far reaching consequences for clients beyond civil and criminal penalties and reputational issues may also need to be considered. Our lawyers can provide you with guidance and work to help you preserve your reputation as well as limit your liability as much as possible.

It cannot be stressed enough that if you have any communication from a regulatory authority about an investigation or prosecution, that you seek advice from lawyers experienced in this type of litigation. Many government and regulatory authorities have significant powers that can be disruptive to your business or career. Seeking legal advice early leads to better outcomes in such disputes.

Our litigation lawyers are understanding and efficient. They can readily provide advice on a wide range of regulatory matters.

Providing clients with the best possible service and advice.

Speak to our team today to get clarity on your situation.

Contact our litigation lawyers to discuss your regulatory or matter on 1300 907 335 or complete an online form.

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