TORONTO & OTTAWA ONTARIO PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT LAWYER

We offer representation & advocacy before professional conduct boards, tribunals & courts, responding to or initiating investigations, negotiating resolutions, defending and pursuing professional negligence,  and designing & advising on employment policies & professional regulation.

We have a particular focus on assisting regulated professionals, law enforcement officers and public servants. 

Contact us today to start working out a proactive response to your professional regulator, employer or board/tribunal/court. 

Why You Need a Professional Conduct Lawyer

We assist with understanding, protecting and asserting legal rights among professionals in the workplace, including those in a public sector environment like law enforcement, the federal and provincial public service, and the military. We also assist regulated professionals in responding to enquires for information, investigations and with professional conduct law (including discipline, capacity and competence). Individuals and organizations face increasing and sometimes unreasonable pressures from legislated and court developments to be "perfect" in a shifting legal landscape when it comes to obligations to employers, clients, governments, regulators and the general public.

Professions & Industries Served

  • Academics, Universities & Colleges

  • Accountants

  • Architects

  • Charities & Not-for-Profits

  • Chiropractors

  • Dentists

  • Professional Engineers & Engineering

  • Financial Services

  • Forestry

  • Government

  • Information Technology

  • Lawyers & Legal Services

  • Massage Therapists

  • Military

  • Naturopaths

  • Nurses, Hospitals & Care Homes

  • Optometrists

  • Pharmacists

  • Physicians & Surgeons

  • Pilots & Aviation

  • Police

  • Physiotherapists

  • Psychologists

  • Real Estate Agents

  • Social Workers

  • Teachers

  • Veterinarians

Services 

 Our services include:

  • Defence of Professional Discipline or Misconduct allegations throughout Ontario before Boards, Tribunals, the Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal

  • Representation in Government or Regulator Investigations, and Advocacy before Boards, Tribunals and Courts in Employment, Labour and Professional Conduct Matters

  • Drafting of Employment Contracts

  • Drafting of Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements

  • Drafting of Non-Competition Agreements

  • Advice on Employment Standards and Drafting of Workplace Policies

  • Advice on Employee Termination

  • Advice, Government Negotiations, and Representation in Occupational Health and Safety (provincial and federal)

  • Advice on Harassment, Human Rights and Reasonable Accommodation

The firm especially has expertise in law enforcement and public service employment matters, including representing police officers, civilian police service members, and federal, provincial and municipal employees in labour and employment disputes involving their employers. This includes disciplinary, misconduct, fitness, performance, and administrative proceedings before boards, tribunals, provincial and federal courts.

Examples of our work include successfully representing Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) members and civilian members throughout Canada at Level 1 Grievances, Level 2 Appeals, before the External Review Committee, and before the Federal Court of Canada, and representing Government of Canada executives wrongfully accused of misconduct. We have restored clients' suspended or terminated pay and benefits, achieved their reinstatement as members and employees after unjustified dismissal, secured accommodation for medial disabilities and prevented dismissal for disciplinary or administrative reasons.

The Employment & Professional Conduct Lawyers

The firm's Managing Lawyer and leader of its professional conduct practice Gordon S. Campbell has served as legal counsel to the Department of Employment and Social Development Canada's Labour Program for Occupational Health and Safety matters, as a Member Representative at the RCMP defending police officers and civilians on disciplinary, competence, health & administrative proceedings throughout Canada, and as legal counsel and a director of investigations at the Military Police Complaints Commission. He litigates professional conduct cases at Board and Tribunals throughout Canada as well as at the Federal Court and Ontario Divisional Court. He is assisted by other lawyers and staff of the firm.  

Articles on Employment & Professional Conduct for Further Reading

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Professional Conduct Hearing?

Why Early Legal Advice and Representation in Professional Conduct Matters is Important

How to Best Support Your Professional Conduct Defence

Minimizing Sanctions for Professional Misconduct

Why Employers and Employees Alike Need to Avoid Unenforceable Employment Contracts