Professional Regulation & Discipline

When faced with allegations of professional misconduct, having experienced and trusted counsel at your side is an invaluable tool. With over 20 years of experience in regulatory and disciplinary matters, Nadia Liva brings expert legal advice, strong advocacy skills and a common sense approach to ethical and regulatory issues.

Having a clear, concise and thorough response is key to resolving a complaint or investigation of professional misconduct. It can mean the difference between closing an investigation and proceeding to a disciplinary hearing. Nadia prepares fulsome and thorough responses, while also providing her clients with access to invaluable resources and support to address practice issues. In order to avoid disciplinary proceedings, Nadia offers her clients carefully considered strategic advice and guidance integral to addressing capacity, regulatory and professional misconduct allegations.

With over 20 reported disciplinary cases, Nadia has extensive experience advocating on behalf of licensees facing disciplinary and capacity proceedings before their regulators. She provides thoughtful advice on issues relating to good character, as well as obligations which can arise from criminal charges and/or convictions, recognizing their potential impact on one’s professional standing. Nadia has successfully represented numerous law students and paralegal candidates facing good character hearings.

Nadia has also represented members of the Ontario College of Nurses, the Ontario College of Teachers, the Ontario College of Social Workers, the College of Certified General Accountants, Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and the College of Chiropractors of Ontario.

Recognizing that professionals are not immune to mental health issues, Nadia has developed a network of mental health resources which have allowed her to provide discreet and professional assistance to her clients who are facing capacity investigations or proceedings, or who are in need of additional supports.

Nadia appears as Duty Counsel before the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Proceedings Management Conference on a regular basis and is a member of the Law Society Tribunal: Chair’s Practice Roundtable Committee.