Regulatory Law and Professional Discipline
The principles and procedures of administrative and public law that govern proceedings before tribunals in Ontario draw significantly from Canadian criminal law. Also, as in criminal law, stellar oral and written advocacy is the key to success in the administrative law context. Unlike most of the lawyers who practice at large Bay Street firms and take on administrative law cases, LZZ lawyers have a vast amount of trial and appellate experience.
We appear before judges and juries daily. This places us in a distinctly advantageous position – over our Bay Street peers – to represent clients before administrative tribunals. And our results establish this. Our firm has a broad range of experience before administrative tribunals in Ontario, including the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission, the License Appeal Tribunal and Colleges governed by the Regulated Health Professions Act. LZZ represents commercial trucking companies against MTO suspension and seizure orders and the drivers and owner operators of such companies who face prosecution under the Highway Traffic Act.
We have successfully represented lawyers and health care professionals against allegations of misconduct before their regulatory bodies and at the Divisional Court. We frequently represent bar and restaurant owners in liquor license cases and assist individuals and corporations under audit by the Canada Revenue Agency. LZZ has also expanded the scope of its administrative and regulatory law practice to the Ontario Securities Commission.
The criminal defence lawyers at LZZ have extensive experience successfully defending against all regulatory and professional discipline related allegations If you or someone you know has been charged with a regulatory or professional discipline related charge you should contact a criminal lawyer immediately to help determine the best defence. Call us at (416) 613-0416 or (416) 595-9500 or contact us online for a free consultation.