Professional Regulation & Disciplinary.
Maintaining public confidence and protecting the community are essential for professional bodies. Meredith Connell brings integrity and independent judgement to assisting organisations with their certification and licensing, investigations and disciplinary processes.
Our specialists advise numerous bodies including the Real Estate Agents Authority, New Zealand Law Society, Racing Integrity Unit, New Zealand Teachers Council, and the Financial Markets Authority. We pride ourselves in working with our clients to ensure they meet their strategic objectives.
Use Your Resources Effectively
We combine regulatory expertise with practical knowledge. We help professional bodies to use their resources effectively, and meet the challenges of staying responsive to the public, keeping community trust, and maintaining professional standards.
Our work has included setting up effective, robust complaints processes to ensure consumer concerns can be dealt with appropriately and efficiently.
We can also advise on the best use of targeted action and other strategies to deal with specific issues and to establish sound principles for future regulatory action.
We deal with high stakes
Professional certification and complaints have high stakes for individual careers and for public confidence. They have to be handled with care.
Meredith Connell’s lawyers are experts in addressing public interest considerations and running balanced processes to ensure fair outcomes.
We have extensive experience assisting with inquiries and investigations into complaints, as well as handling sensitive matters at the hearing stage.
And with Meredith Connell’s unmatched litigation talent, we offer formidable representation in matters that can arise from disciplinary hearings, including judicial review and human rights actions.