Professional Conduct Blog

Costs awards and reasonableness in disciplinary hearings

Regardless of the specific language in a profession’s governing statute or the governing body’s bylaws on costs for discipline hearings, costs need to be reasonable. This concern arises not only from the fact that any conduct by a statutory body…

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Tribunal jurisdiction to award costs in discipline proceedings

Hearings are expensive processes for all parties. Respondents of course bear the expense of legal fees associated with their defence. Regulatory bodies wear two hats and therefore bear the double-whammy of both prosecution expenses, and tribunal expenses in the form…

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