Last modified: 28 Feb 2018 12:30
This course explains and discusses the law and practice adopted by the main UK professional regulators when dealing with disciplinary charges.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The course is very practical and is taught by specialists in representation at regulatory proceeedings. It would be suitable for those considering moving into the area of repersentation in regulatory procedings (or panel membership or being a legal assessor). It also offers a broader perspective on dispute resolution processes beyond those used in employment and commercial disputes.
It takes students through the main framework of a disciplinary case starting with the main principles of administrative law, the Codes and Standards of Practice as well as the Public Office Governance principles. ECHR relevance and the interaction between regulatory tribunals and the courts are covered.
The course then turns to preparing for the hearing and the kind of issues that may arise at hearings, as well as discussing the role of the chair, the legal assessor and the representatives. The various tests used for deciding on outcome and sanctions (as developed by the courts) are discussed, as are advocacy techniques during Tribunal hearings. The latter topic is supported by video footage of a mock Tribunal case, for discussion and comment.
Students will be given weekly tasks and activities to keep them engaged. Assessment is based on those tasks and on a written coursework. There is no exam for this course.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Essay (60%); Coursework (40%).
There are no assessments for this course.