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Course Disciplinary and Regulatory Proceedings: Enforcing Professional Duties and Obligations


The increased regulation of businesses and professional bodies continues to provide new opportunities for lawyers and with clients’ livelihoods and reputations at stake it is important to be properly equipped to give advice. This course is an introduction to disciplinary and regulatory proceedings aimed at lawyers from a contentious background which will also provide a useful refresher for those with more experience in the field. The principles applicable to professional disciplinary bodies are relevant to other tribunals regulating the conduct of their membership body and this course may also be of interest to practitioners representing sporting professionals. It examines the process from the investigation through a fair hearing to the final decision, providing an overview of this complex and growing area.

  • The Specialist Tribunal - the rules of procedure and the standard and burden of proof
  • The written allegation - in time giving adequate notice and in sufficient detail?
  • Registration of professionals
  • The appropriate standard
  • The scope of the professional duty
  • Experts and their obligations as professionals
  • Preparing for the hearing
  • Advocacy before the tribunal - how to present the case
  • The role of the legal assessor
  • Sanctions
  • The contents and nature of the decision
  • Challenging the decision - Judicial Review and Statutory Review
  • Other proceedings and Double Jeopardy
  • Recent case law and developments

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David Travers QC was fantastic. He really brings the topics alive and presents with great flair.

Jamie Hunt - ACCA




Thu 17 Oct 2019 Book

09:30 | Birmingham
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Wed 23 Oct 2019 Book

09:30 | London
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