Professional bodies

Expert advice for education professional bodies

Professional bodies play an important role in improving standards or protecting the reputation and integrity of their profession, representing members’ views and delivering services. We act for a number of Royal Colleges and other professional bodies (both charitable and non-charitable) on a wide range of legal issues relevant to them and their members.

What we do

We provide specialist legal services to professional bodies in the following areas:

  • Charity law and regulation by the Charity Commission and OSCR
  • Constitutional and electoral matters
  • Governance
  • Campaigning and lobbying
  • Membership disputes
  • Professional misconduct and disciplinary proceedings
  • Risk assessment of guidelines
  • Relationships with the professional regulator
  • Research
  • Royal Charters and regulation by the Privy Council

In addition, our lawyers are supported by specialists in other areas of law:

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