Perrier Law Professional Corporation

Neil Perrier has provided a vast array of legal services to some of Canada’s largest regulatory bodies including, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario. Perrier Law also represents professional members being investigated or prosecuted by their regulatory bodies including lawyers, doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, pharmacists and other professionals. The legal services provided by Perrier Law include, but are not limited to:

  1. acting as counsel at disciplinary hearings, registration hearings before administrative tribunals and in enforcement proceedings before the courts;
  2. maintaining the public confidence in self-regulation by ensuring that discipline processes are conducted in a manner that is efficient, effective and fair to all parties, witnesses and in the public interest;
  3. conducting effective cross-examinations of a large variety of expert witnesses including, physicians, psychiatrists,psychologists, engineers and accountants;
  4. acting as counsel on judicial reviews and appeals before the courts;
  5. effectively drafting all forms of legal pleadings including notices of hearings, notices of judicial review, notices of appeal, facta of law;
  6. providing sound and strategic legal advice to investigators on a wide variety of investigative, evidentiary, statutory and jurisdictional issues;
  7. providing sound and strategic legal advice to Registrars/CEOs and officers of regulatory bodies;
  8. providing sound and strategic legal advice to Council and standing committees (e.g. Executive Committee, Complaints Committee, Registration Committee) on a wide variety of professional regulatory issues;
  9. providing sound advice on the legal implications of by-laws and regulations, including advice on the impact of draft by-laws and regulations on disciplinary, registration and enforcement proceedings;
  10. drafting rules and procedures for disciplinary and registration proceedings;
  11. responding on behalf of regulatory bodies to enquiries from the media about disciplinary proceedings; and
  12. lecturing on advocacy, professional ethics and other issues related to administrative and professional regulatory law.