Public Sector

Government & Administrative

Boughton Law’s Government and Administrative Practice Group advises professional regulatory bodies on a variety of matters including governance, professional ethics, and investigation processes. We also represent clients before professional disciplinary committees.

Regulatory and administrative bodies are key to maintaining the standards and the rules of professional organizations. Boughton Law helps these important bodies develop strategies that can anticipate future issues and offer solutions to address them.

We advise professional regulatory bodies on:

  • Governance
  • Regulatory policy and compliance
  • Strategic planning
  • Government relations and public affairs
  • Bylaws and rules
  • Registration and admission
  • Examination appeals
  • Professional corporations
  • Professional ethics
  • Advertising
  • Constitutional challenges
  • Procedural fairness issues
  • Investigation processes
  • Alternative dispute resolution and system design
  • Human rights
  • Freedom of information and privacy
  • Judicial reviews and appeals
  • Unauthorized practice

Working with Boughton Law means that our clients have access to a full-service law firm and can draw upon the expertise of lawyers in our other Practice Groups.

We also represent clients in matters of professional discipline, and have considerable experience representing dentists, lawyers, notaries, physiotherapists, securities brokers, and other professionals before their respective discipline communities.

Boughton Law is a part of Meritas®, a global alliance of independent, full service law firms. With access to firms operating in over 230 markets worldwide, we can draw upon the expertise of trusted foreign legal advisors and even provide referrals if needed.