Professional Law

Professional Law

Our team of professionals has practised professional and disciplinary law since the Professional Code came into force in 1974. Our expertise covers the entire area of practice, including disciplinary law, professional inspections, governance and ethics, inquiries and investigations, unlawful practice of a profession and unauthorized use of reserved titles, as well as representation before administrative tribunals, courts of law and other bodies.

We support syndics and ad hoc syndics in inquiries and investigations and before the courts. We also offer specific representation services on internal committees of the boards of professional orders and ethics and professional conduct investigation committees.

We also have robust experience in non-contentious matters, including legal and strategic advice regarding all functions and responsibilities of a professional order and representation in dealings with specialized organizations or departmental authorities. In particular, we can assist organizations with cybersecurity, public relations, human resources, access to information, and privacy and the protection of personal information, as well as any other issue that professional orders and other regulatory bodies may face.

We can support you in drafting statutes and regulations, and preparing briefs for public consultations by a parliamentary committee of the National Assembly. Our team is also able to assist you in establishing your professional liability insurance fund or other professional liability insurance mechanisms. Lastly, we offer tailor-made legal seminars and training to meet the needs of professional orders.

As legal counsel for various professional orders, we are in regular contact with the Office des professions regarding professional orders’ internal by-laws and the Québec government department in charge of professional orders and other departmental authorities. As a result, we keep abreast of and actively participate in developments in the law.

Whatever the service required, our team provides continuous support, critical analysis and advice tailored to your needs.