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Regulatory Prosecutions

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The actions of State and Commonwealth regulators can greatly impact businesses and individuals. The consequences of such investigations and enforcement can be significant. At PCL Lawyers, our litigation team has extensive expertise in responding to and defending against regulatory investigations and prosecutions.

Our lawyers regularly advocate for clients facing investigations, hearings, or regulatory action from the following regulatory authorities:

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

Our team is able to provide support with any issues involving both Commonwealth and State regulators with prosecution powers and investigative authority.

Any communication with a regulator or government department involved in regulatory compliance should be treated with seriousness, as it may result in both civil and criminal repercussions. Therefore, it is important to engage lawyers early to communicate with and advocate for you with the regulator or prosecutor.

It is wise to concentrate on resolving the legal issues at hand and keeping the scope of the investigation narrow. Seeking guidance on potential involvement from external parties like accountants, as well as the possibility of information sharing and data matching with other regulatory bodies, is also crucial.

If you are aware of an investigation pending or have been contacted by an regulatory or other governing body getting clarity on your position and the legal elements is vital.

We are able to assist with various types of regulators.

Our team is able to provide support with any issues involving both Commonwealth and State regulators.

In addition to regulatory prosecutions or enforcement action, there may be additional considerations such as civil claims for professional negligence. Our team of litigation lawyers has extensive knowledge in this area and is dedicated to safeguarding our clients’ interests by devising a comprehensive strategy to address all legal risks and minimise the consequences of regulatory action to your business.

Our lawyers frequently support professionals whose registration or practising entitlement may be at stake, particularly when facing allegations of professional misconduct. We have experience representing professionals in a diverse range of businesses, and we approach every matter with careful attention to the specific issues under investigation.

Our approach in defending our clients is thorough and aims to mitigate any potential risk to their registration, all while maintaining a professional and amicable dialogue with the relevant regulator or authority.

Regulatory matters can have serious implications for clients, extending beyond legal and reputational consequences. Our team of lawyers is equipped to offer guidance and support in safeguarding your reputation and minimizing liability.

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It is crucial to note that in the event you receive any correspondence from a regulatory authority regarding an investigation or prosecution, you should obtain legal evidence from experienced lawyers as quickly as possible. Government and regulatory authorities possess substantial authority that can potentially disrupt your business or career. Early consultation with legal professionals often result in more favourable resolutions.

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