Too often the outcome of a disciplinary action is dictated by flaws in the process.
This is undesirable and very different to a tribunal weighing the evidence it has heard and reaching its judgment.
The cost of a flawed case is much more than financial and frustration.
It reflects badly on the institution and is a betrayal of the public that the Institute is meant to protect.
This year’s Conference takes a searching look at the screening process; the investigation; the PCC’s role and handling of the matter as well as problems the Tribunal encounters and may make.
The keynote address was given by Professor Terence Stephenson, Chair of the General Medical Council
Professor Terence Stephenson General Medical Council
That was the year … a Legal update
Tony Child Browne Jacobson
Screening & Investigation
The PCC and its role
Aidan Christie QC 4 Pump Court
Ciaran Rankin Dean’s Court Chambers
The roles and interaction of the Panel Chair and the Legal Assessor
Marion Smith QC 39 Essex Chambers
Timothy Dutton QC Fountain Court
Richard Farrant ICAEW
Wrap up and Close
The Conference Chairmen
CPD - 5 Hours
Law Society of England & Wales CPD
Bar Council CPD
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