Both regulatory bodies and professionals, or applicants to a profession, can benefit from Lai’s expertise in professional regulation law. Lai understands the public interest mandate of regulators, and has worked for several years in the Professional Regulation Division of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and acted as counsel to regulators on a wide range of issues.
She has acted for both professionals and regulatory bodies in areas of ethics, good character, regulatory policy, registration qualifications, discipline, registration appeals and judicial reviews. She also has experience with respect to complaint investigation.
In Ontario, architects, chartered accountants, doctors, early childhood educators, lawyers, social workers, professional engineers and engineering technologists, foresters, health professionals, land surveyors, massage therapists, teachers, and members of the trades are all members of self-regulated professions.