Category Archives: Discipline

Can respondents act as their own experts?

Respondents in discipline hearings may sometimes attempt to act given their own “expert” evidence about the professional standards that apply to them. This does not mean, however, that hearing panels need accept them as experts, whatever their experience. While administrative…

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May remedial penalties be endless?

When a discipline hearing panel finds that a respondent must undergo remedial steps, but does not know what steps may be adequate to achieve the results it desires, a panel may feel inclined to reserve some discretion to make further…

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Blog: 2014 professional regulation round-up

While principles of administrative law continue to evolve – perhaps more in this last decade than in previous years – much of the developing law of professional regulation involves basic principles being used to flesh-out new, or at least previous-unexplored,…

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