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DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE APPEALS LAWYERS

Discipline Committee Appeals Lawyers Based in Toronto, Servicing Clients Across Ontario.

If you have been found guilty of professional misconduct by the Discipline Committee of your College, you have the right to appeal that decision.

You may appeal the Discipline Committee’s decision if you are found guilty of professional misconduct. You may also appeal the Discipline Committee’s decision on the order or penalty. Finally, you may appeal both at the same time.

If you are considering appealing a Discipline Committee decision, you should contact a lawyer immediately. In most cases, you only have thirty days from the date of the Discipline Committee’s decision to notify the College that you intend to appeal the decision.

In most cases, when you appeal a Discipline Committee decision, the penalty which was ordered against you will be put on hold. In practice, this means that you can go back to your career while your appeal is being prepared, heard and decided.

An appeal of a Discipline Committee’s decision is heard by judges of the Divisional Court. The Divisional Court will decide whether the decision of the Discipline Committee was reasonable and has the power to overturn the decision.

Damien Frost & Associates LLP represents professionals who are appealing Discipline Committee decisions on both findings of professional misconduct, as well as penalties imposed. Contact Damien Frost & Associates LLP immediately if you are considering appealing a Discipline Committee decision in order to ensure that your right to do so is preserved.

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