Professional Conduct Casebook

Paperback | July 18, 2015

byKenneth Hamer

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The number of regulatory and disciplinary cases coming before the courts has increased dramatically in recent years, reflecting the rise in the number of complaints made against professionals of all kinds. Covering a wide range of professions including medicine and healthcare, the law,accountancy, financial services, the police, prison service, and sport, the law in this field has become increasingly vital and complex. Now in its second edition, Kenneth Hamer's Professional Conduct Casebook is a leading authority and continues to be the only book to provide comprehensive coverage of the growing body of case law in this developing area. Containing 71 chapters in an easy-to-use A-Z format, it analyses all keyprofessional conduct and competence cases in one single volume, distilling the general principles from the legislative framework and offering lucid and informed summaries for today's busy practitioner. The book contains extensive summaries of the decisions reached in each case by the court. The book covers every issue arising in the course of professional conduct proceedings, from absence of the practitioner right through to the unrepresented practitioner and witnesses. The author expertly identifies all of the relevant source material that needs to be considered when confronted by aspecific issue, and provides clear, practical guidance. Each chapter examines the legal framework of all the applicable statutory and non-statutory provisions, details any relevant guideline remarks which set out general principles, and summarizes all relevant case law, making the book anindispensable source of reference for every regulatory and disciplinary lawyer and anyone engaged in this work.

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The number of regulatory and disciplinary cases coming before the courts has increased dramatically in recent years, reflecting the rise in the number of complaints made against professionals of all kinds. Covering a wide range of professions including medicine and healthcare, the law,accountancy, financial services, the police, prison...

Kenneth Hamer is a practising Barrister and Recorder of the Crown Court. He has substantial experience in all areas of professional discipline and regulation. He is a former Chairman of the Appeal Committee of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He is a Legal Assessor to the General Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifer...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:904 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1.83 inPublished:July 18, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019872859X

ISBN - 13:9780198728597

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Table of Contents

1. Absence of Practitioner2. Abuse of Process3. Adjournment4. Appeals5. Bad Character6. Bias7. Burden of Proof8. Case Management9. Civil Restraint Orders10. Concurrent Proceedings11. Conditions of Practice Orders12. Consensual Disposal13. Constitution of the Panel14. Conviction and Caution Cases15. Costs16. Deficient Professional Performance17. Delay18. Disclosure, Confidentiality, Data Protection, and Freedom of Information19. Dishonesty20. Disposal without an Oral Hearing21. Double Jeopardy22. Drafting of Charges23. Erasure/Striking Off24. Estoppel25. Evidence26. Experts27. Findings of Fact28. Fines29. Galbraith Submissions30. Good Character31. Health (Adverse Physical or Mental Health)32. Human Rights33. Impairment of Fitness to Practise34. In Camera Discussions35. Independent and Impartial Tribunal36. Indicative Sanctions Guidance37. Insight38. Interim Orders39. Investigation of Allegations40. Joinder41. Judicial Conduct42. Judicial Review43. Jurisdiction44. Legal Assessors45. Legal Representation46. Medical Assessors47. Misconduct48. Natural Justice49. Negligence50. No Case to Answer51. Press Publicity52. Privilege53. Public or Private Hearing54. Reasons55. Recklessness56. Registration57. Reprimand58. Restoration to the Register59. Review Hearings60. Sanction61. Service62. Standard of Proof63. Stay of Proceedings64. Striking Off/Erasure65. Suspension66. Undertakings and Warnings67. Unrepresented Practitioner68. Voluntary Erasure69. Whistleblowing70. Witnesses71. Words and Phrases

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"Without doubt this is an indispensable reference book destined to become an essential acquisition for anyone involved in professional conduct cases." --Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, Richmond Green Chambers