Gilshenan & Luton has recognised expertise in acting for those the subject of workplace investigations. Our daily work in this area includes:
- Defending disciplinary (misconduct) investigations and charges;
- Show cause proceedings;
- CCC investigations, including investigative hearings (docx | pdf);
- coronial inquests.
Allegations in this area often cross over into allegations of criminal conduct, and our expertise in criminal law assists our clients in obtaining comprehensive legal advice and protection.
Our clients span a wide range of professions including:
- Police and other emergency services;
- Politicians, public servants and senior bureaucrats;
- Legal Practitioners;
- Medical Professionals – doctors, nurses, pharmacists etc;
- Corrective Service Personnel;
- Accountants, engineers, etc.
We regularly appear before bodies such as the Crime and Corruption Commission and in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) on behalf of professionals against whom work-related allegations have been made.
In cases of serious allegations of professional misconduct it is critical to seek expert legal advice. Whilst one’s liberty isn’t usually in jeopardy in a professional misconduct investigation, your livelihood certainly can be. The law in this area involves consideration of “procedural fairness” which provides the person being investigated with certain rights, such as the right to be properly informed of the allegations, and the right to heard.