If you are a professor and facing proceedings at a university as a result of a complaint brought against you, Beltrami & Company can help. We understand the impact allegations made against you may have on your career, but also your personal life and reputation. We can help control the crisis.
Our team of lawyers are experienced in assisting university professionals at every stage of the complaints process, including in hearings held by universities, regulatory bodies and in any criminal proceedings that may be brought against you. It is essential that you act quickly to protect your reputation and give your case the best chance of success.
Complaints against university professionals
If a complaint is made against you by a colleague or a student, the process that follows will depend on the severity and the nature of the complaint. Typically, complaints will be made to the university in the first instance. Every university has its own procedure and rules for dealing with different types of complaints, but our team will help you to understand and navigate each stage.
In certain circumstances, a complaint made against you may be criminal in nature. If this is the case, a student, colleague or the university may make a complaint to the police, and you could be arrested. We are a team of specialist criminal lawyers, and we are available 24/7 to help those held in custody.
How can Beltrami & Company help?
We can provide advice and expert representation at any stage. As soon as you know or suspect that a complaint may be made against you, you should get in contact with us. The earlier you discuss your circumstances with our team, the more opportunity we have to protect your career and your reputation.
Protecting your reputation
We can build a strategy to mitigate and contain any reputational damage that may be caused by allegations made against you by a student or colleague. Even when you are cleared of any complaints, there can be lingering reputational damage which may have an impact on your career. If our case proceeds to a university hearing, the outcome can potentially devastate your career. We understand that you may have spent decades building your professional reputation, but that a single complaint could destroy this. We provide the highest quality advice and representation, fighting tenaciously to protect you.
If there is a criminal aspect to the complaint made against you, you can rest assured your case is in the best hands. We are recommended and experienced criminal lawyers, ready to protect you.
Student disciplinary hearings
As well as university staff, we also assist university students facing disciplinary proceedings. Most universities have their own disciplinary procedures in place that they must follow in the event of student misconduct.
What is student misconduct?
Examples of misconduct might include:
- Cheating or getting an unfair advantage in assessments
- Being disruptive
- Damaging vandalising or stealing university property
- Behaviour that is offensive, violent or threatening
- Breaching university trust
- Possessing, using, or supplying drugs
- Unexplained absence
The disciplinary action taken will depend on the allegations of misconduct made against you, however, it is important to seek help as soon as possible to ensure your position and rights are protected. At Beltrami & Company, our team are on hand to guide you through each stage of the proceedings.
Get in touch with us to find out how we can help safeguard your academic future.
Contact Beltrami & Company Representation at University Senates Glasgow, Scotland
Here at Beltrami & Company, our lawyers guarantee a high-quality service to all of our university professional clients and students. We can protect your reputation and your career. Our offices are situated near Glasgow city centre, and we serve clients throughout Scotland. There is no time to delay, get in touch with us today by calling 0141 429 2262 or complete our online enquiry form.