Straw and Pearce has a dedicated team who advise and defend professional clients facing investigations by their own professional bodies as well as independent complaints bodies. Such investigations can involve breaches of the standards of professional practice as well as criminal matters. We have experience of dealing with a wide variety of cases, ranging from allegations of serious misconduct to criminal offences. We regularly represent clients appearing before professional disciplinary tribunals.
Mark Wardley is the head of the Professional Discipline department. He has built a reputation for his robust and proactive approach to defending professional discipline allegations. Recent cases include the successful representation of professional clients accused of manslaughter, corruption and misconduct in public office.