Professional discipline

We are experienced in all aspects of professional disciplinary proceedings. We act for a number of organisations across a wide range of sectors. This includes:

  • reviewing investigations and providing advice on decisions to charge before disciplinary tribunals
  • drafting charges and supporting evidence
  • appearing for the prosecution at tribunal hearings
  • advising and appearing on appeals to the District Court and High Court from decisions of disciplinary tribunals
  • defending professionals in disciplinary tribunals
  • reviewing professional bodies' internal and external policies and procedures relating to competency assessment and disciplinary prosecution
  • advising professional disciplinary tribunals on legal issues.

The types of cases we're involved in include:

  • prosecution of a former Supreme Court Judge before the Judicial Conduct Committee
  • prosecuting and defending before the Court Martial of New Zealand
  • prosecuting in the Health Practitioner’s Disciplinary Tribunal and appeals in the High Court
  • prosecuting in the New Zealand Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal and appeals in the District Court
  • prosecuting in the Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal.