Our firm has broad experience in regulatory matters. We have worked with regulators, investigators, and committees, including registration and discipline hearing panels, and quality assurance panels. We provide governance advice to boards and committees, and represent regulatory bodies in judicial reviews, board reviews and appeals. We have worked in many professions, including legal, education, health, finance, and environmental.
To deal with the growing complexity of professional regulation, regulatory bodies regularly utilize general counsel services to assist them in governing with a focus on the public interest, procedural fairness, and transparency. Ng Ariss Fong provides a range of services to regulatory bodies, including
In any disciplinary process, there is typically an investigation stage, and if warranted, a disciplinary or competence hearing. Ng Ariss Fong can assist regulatory bodies and their general counsel at all these stages, including
During registration and investigation processes, committees often require that legal counsel articulate the “public interest” perspective for why a registration committee should not grant registration to an application, or why an inquiry committee should take extraordinary action while it investigates a respondent. Ng Ariss Fong assists these committees by acting as “public interest” counsel to refine and articulate issues that must be addressed by committees, and applicants or respondents with a focus on the public interest, procedural fairness, and transparency. Ng Ariss Fong provides a range of services to regulatory bodies, including
Formal inquiries are adversarial proceedings which place great demands on members of hearing panels who may need legal expertise to assist in their duties. Independent hearing counsel is appropriate for such guidance, to assure no appearance of bias that might arise from the inappropriate use of general counsel. Ng Ariss Fong can provide advice concerning the procedure, evidence, administrative law, and the sufficiency of reasons.
Ng Ariss Fong provides manuals to assist committees and boards, as well as training sessions. We have ready-made training sessions and manuals and we can also customize them.