For an Initial Consultation With a Member of Our Team

At Southerns our expert team of professional conduct and discipline solicitors are on hand to defend professionals against any allegations. Our team have a vast amount of experience in successfully representing and defending clients in wide range of regulatory matters and we can assist wherever you are based.

Free Initial Discussion

To find out how we can help, you can call us on 01282 422 711 for advice and representation. Alternatively, you can contact us by email on and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Professional Conduct

Southerns Solicitors can advise individuals and organisations who are at risk of investigation and / or prosecution from their regulatory body. We understand that these bodies have the power to investigate professionals and businesses if there is reason to believe any regulation or legislation has been breached.

The consequences of any allegation or accusation made can impact significantly upon an individual or upon a business and we are able to provide expertise and support to you. We advise those affected to seek support as soon as you have confirmation that proceedings have been made against you, or if you are expecting an investigation. We want to be in a position to act and mitigate any complaint as quickly as possible to provide you with the peace of mind you deserve.

Areas we can help with:
  • Accountants – (AAT) (AADB) and (CIPFA)
  • Care Quality Commission (CQC) enforcement action
  • Doctors – General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Dentists – General Dental Council (GDC)
  • Financial Conduct Authority – (FCA)
  • Healthcare Professionals – Healthcare Practitioners Council (HCPC)
  • HSE – Health & Safety Investigations
  • Optometrists – General Optometrist Council (GOC)
  • Solicitors – Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT)
  • Solicitors – Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) investigations including inspections, interviews with SRA and representations to the Adjudicator

We are here to guide individuals and firms through the difficulties of regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings. From preparing your initial response to representing and responding to findings and complaints. We understand the challenges and potential consequences that can occur and that your right to practise may be called into question.

We can liaise on your behalf with your regulatory body and we’ll always explain your options to you throughout the case.  We are here to fight your corner and robustly defend you against any allegations.

Why Choose Southerns?

We have been advising clients since 1792 and therefore we have a great reputation for understanding and getting the best results for our clients.

Speak to us about your circumstances and we’ll always explain your options, any fees or funding options that are available and tailor the advice to your individual needs.

Contact us

We can defend professionals and businesses across the country, but we also have offices in Burnley, Blackburn, Blackpool, Cheadle and Sutton Coldfield. Please call us on 01282 422 711 for a free initial discussion and to see how we can help. Alternatively, you can email us on and we’ll call you back.


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