IPReg deals with complaints about regulated persons or firms where there is evidence that there has been a breach of IPReg’s regulatory arrangements, including the Rules of Conduct, or where the regulated persons is not of acceptable character and suitability to be registered as an attorney. Complaints are dealt with under the Disciplinary Procedure Rules (2015).
Generally complaints must relate to matters which have occurred within the last 12 months. If the complaint is made outside that period then an explanation why the complaint could not have been brought earlier must be provided.
You can make a complaint about a regulated person or firm by submitting this online form. You can check if an attorney is regulated by IPReg by checking our online register. If an attorney has made an application to remove themselves from the register, you will see "Voluntary Removal Sought" next to their name and the date upon which they are due to be removed from the register(s). If you wish to raise a concern about an attorney who is seeking voluntary removal, you must do so before their removal date. After they are removed from the register, IPReg has no power to investigate or take disciplinary action.
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