Building practitioner advocacy
Compliance, Regulation, Disciplinary Advocacy & Quasi Criminal Advocacy
Practitioner Compliance and Advocacy
We act for building practitioners, professionals and holders of occupational licenses throughout Australia with respect to practitioner advocacy, occupational licencing advocacy and professional conduct advocacy.
Lovegrove and Cotton is a preeminent law firm with respect to occupational licencing advocacy in Australasia. Mr Cotton regularly appear for practitioners at misconduct inquiries and advise on strategy and preparation prior to such hearings.
- Appearing before Practitioners and Occupational Disciplinary Boards (or similar bodies) cross jurisdictionally
- Appearing on behalf of professionals regardless of their vocation, be it building practitioners, lawyers, financial advisors or real estate agents
- Appealing decisions where findings have been too onerous
- Preparation and delivery of pleas of mitigation to minimise penalty
Justin Cotton is one of the preeminent occupational licencing advocates in Australia, having appeared in this jurisdiction for 10 years on behalf of professionals in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory.
Kim Lovegrove is co-author of the text “Disciplinary Hearing and Advocacy” and is a leading expert in this area of the law, having given many lectures across jurisdictions on the subtleties of misconduct law and advocacy.
Our firm has won numerous appeals in circumstances where it has been established that there have been breaches of natural justice and procedural irregularities. On two occasions the firm successfully won appeals in the New South Wales Supreme Court.