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Fiona Horlick QC defends professional body against costs application

Fiona Horlick QC recently appeared for a professional body in a Disciplinary Tribunal Panel Hearing, defending an application for costs made by the Respondent. The application was unique as the Panel had to consider whether it could, and if so, should award costs to a non party – the employer of the Respondent. Prior to the costs application, the Respondent had been charged with misconduct and the Respondent’s employer instructed a magic circle firm of solicitors. However, as new evidence had been received such that the professional body’s case was weakened, the professional body sought that the charge be dismissed by the Panel prior to it being heard at a Tribunal hearing. The Panel had to consider two principal issues:…

News 29 Mar, 2020

Alex Line; University policies for dealing with non-academic misconduct complaints

Alex Line has collaborated with Kingsley Napley on the first in a series of blogs looking into the systems and processes that should sit behind the resolution of student misconduct allegations in Universities. Alex is a leading barrister in education law and regulatory law and was invited to collaborate with Julie Norris, a Partner at Kingsley Napley on the subject of; Getting it right from the start: University policies for dealing with non-academic misconduct complaints. Together they looked at issues including: What happens when a complaint is made to a University about the conduct of a student or a member of academic staff?What should the procedures for the resolution of these complaints look like?How can all parties be reassured that such allegations…

News, Education 12 Mar, 2020

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