Gerry has been litigating regulatory matters before tribunals for over 20 years. His skills have been honed in complex jury trials and regular court appearances for contested hearings, including appeals, throughout his career.
Regulatory enforcement is on the rise and administrative law continues to expand into new areas. As a result, the law surrounding investigations, procedural frameworks, statutory offences and public interest jurisdiction is constantly evolving. Each regulatory regime comes with its own peculiar legal and practical issues. Ranging from pure administrative sanctions to quasi-criminal penalties (which may include a custodial penalty), the outcomes can be devastating to a business or to a sanctioned individual.
You need effective advocacy when dealing with a regulatory investigation. This should start as soon as you identify a risk that you or your business may attract an inquiry by a regulator or other government entity. This moment may be obvious, such as in the case of a workplace injury, a chemical leak or an internal report of misconduct such as insider trading. It may, however, not be quite so clear. It is essential to have knowledgeable counsel ready to assist you in developing a response, helping you navigate the investigation, to negotiate effectively, and if need be, to provide a vigorous defence.
Contact McGeachy Law to have a confidential discussion about how we can help.