Meeting Allegations Of Professional Misconduct For Legal Professionals

In the discharge of their duties, lawyers and paralegals are held to high standards of conduct and practice. When complaints or allegations arise, careers, reputations and livelihoods can all be jeopardized.

Although possessing legal knowledge themselves, such practitioners often require supplementary representation to make a successful defence in bar association investigations and proceedings. Neuberger & Partners LLP is a premium Toronto law firm that provides high-calibre advice and advocacy in the context of professional discipline.

Managing Career-Ending Risks

Due to the pressures and demands of their work, lawyers and paralegals may become entangled in conduct characterized as unbecoming of their profession. This may involve dealings with clients, extend into relationships with colleagues or even become evident in various areas of their personal lives.

We thoroughly understand the key issues, regulatory environment and potential impacts at play and have represented legal professionals facing allegations such as:

  • Dishonesty
  • Mishandling of trust funds
  • Impairment by drugs or alcohol
  • Aggressive behaviour

Our lawyers have conducted numerous trials and appeals for legal professionals and have a proven track record for success*. We have both depth of knowledge and experience in this arena and a solid reputation with regulators in the legal industry. Our aim is to leverage these advantages to take over your legal burden and pursue the best outcome for your case

Comprehensive Case Analysis And Preparation

Our approach involves applying the fundamental principles of effective legal practice to the context of regulatory investigations. This includes:

  • Meticulous analysis of the facts and applicable bar association legislation and prior cases
  • Collaboration among our internal team of experienced lawyers
  • Support from expert testimony
  • Thorough witness preparation and vigorous cross-examination
  • Generation of creative solutions, options and alternatives
  • Ensuring fair treatment by regulatory bodies throughout the case

Contact Our Firm For A Consultation

By taking early action to gain legal advice and representation, you stand the best chance of fending off and mitigating the impact of potentially career-ending allegations. Our lawyers can provide you with a robust, sophisticated defence. Call us at 416-364-3111 or email us to arrange a meeting.

Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.


Toronto Office:
1392 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON M6C 2E4
York Region Office:
2800 14th Avenue, Markham
Ontario, L3R 0E4
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