What is Administrative & Regulatory law?

Administrative and Regulatory Law focuses on the legislation and principles that prevail through the interactions between regulating bodies and their members, including matters such as governance, discipline, continuing competency, privacy and professional conduct.

What we do for our Administrative & Regulatory clients

We understand both the complexities of the law and the professional responsibilities and culture of our clients. We know that effective self-regulation is central to maintaining public confidence and upholding the integrity of their professions. That’s why we work closely with our clients to help them understand and navigate the law, so they can fulfil their responsibilities.

Whether it’s representing clients at hearings before regulatory decision makers and tribunals, acting as independent counsel for decision-making bodies and individual members, or drafting corporate governance documents and policies, we understand what’s at stake. We also regularly provide legal advice on issues that arise as part of decision making when exercising authority, and advise clients on how to manage ongoing disciplinary proceedings.

Our team has experience before all types of administrative tribunals, in mediation and arbitration, and in appearances before all levels of court in Alberta and other provinces and territories. We work to educate clients and the public about existing and emerging issues that influence Administrative and Regulatory proceedings, and provide information sessions and training to regulatory decision makers on essential legal processes, procedures and expectations.

With offices in both Calgary and Edmonton, we know this province, and the provincial legislation that governs regulated entities and our clients. This knowledge is critically important, as the administrative laws that govern regulated entities are provincial.

How we work with our clients

As part of the Parlee McLaws firm, we can assist clients with a full range of legal services and skills. We take pride in building long-standing relationships with our clients – relationships built on mutual trust and respect. Many of our client relationships span decades, which allows us to develop institutional knowledge that can guide our strategic insight and advice. Our team believes in the importance of ensuring that the process is fair and respectful to all involved, and works toward resolution rather than conflict.