Department profile submitted by Penningtons Manches LLP
Penningtons Manches is acknowledged as a leader in the field of professional regulation. We have the flexibility to respond to all the case-handling requirements of professional bodies and individual registrants, from initial investigations through to advocacy before fitness to practise panels and conduct of appeals in the higher courts.
We are recognised for our broad regulatory knowledge, having acted for professional bodies and registrants for over 30 years. Our practice covers healthcare, legal, and accountancy disciplines, together with other smaller specialist, professional sectors.
Our team comprises experienced advocates, including in-house counsel, who manage high numbers of fitness to practice cases each year. As a result of our in-house advocacy skills, clients receive a seamless service from initial complaint against a professional through to the final determination of allegations.
We regularly have conduct of appeals and judicial reviews in the regulatory field before the High Court and the Privy Council. Our lawyers are also frequently asked to assist on policy matters affecting regulators. We are experienced in advising on and drafting rules, regulations, policies and codes, for statutory regulators and those with a regulatory regime based on contract.