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Following the success of our 2022 webinar series released last autumn, we are delighted to present the Mountford Chambers Autumn Webinar Series 2023. This series has been compiled in light of the feedback we received from many of our clients, and reflects some of the most common questions our barristers are asked in relation to fitness to practise and professional discipline proceedings.
Spread over four episodes, this series provides an introduction to the fitness to practise and professional discipline processes of some of the regulators with which we work most commonly. They aim to provide a clear overview of the processes of each regulator, an explanation of how best to prepare for and present cases before those regulators, and provide an overview, both from the perspective of instructed solicitors and counsel, of the key differences and unique features of different regulatory regimes – with this series focusing upon healthcare and teaching.
We would like to extend our thanks to the special guests who appear on these webinars for both their time and expertise.
· Rebecca Austin of the Royal College of Nursing;
· Georgia Rose of Kingsley Napley LLP;
· Harjinder Saundh of Thompsons Law; and
· Sadie Thomson of JMW Solicitors.
We hope that you find this series informative and interesting. As ever, please do not hesitate to get in contact if our barristers can be of any assistance, or feedback on our webinar content.
Laura Paisley and Silas Lee join Rebecca Austin, Legal Officer at the Royal College of Nursing to discuss the process followed in fitness to practise proceedings before the Nursing and Midwifery Council and provide advice and tips on how to prepare for and present cases.
Mark Watson is joined by Georgia Rose, solicitor at Kingsley Napley LLP. They discuss the process followed in fitness to practise proceedings before the General Medical Council, highlight differences from other healthcare regulatory regimes and the importance of comprehensive and early engagement.
Vanessa Reid and Anthony James join Harjinder Saundh, Senior Professional Misconduct Lawyer at Thompsons Law to outline the unique features of fitness to practise proceedings before the Health and Care Professions Council, and provide their guidance on how to prepare healthcare professionals for FTP proceedings.
James Lloyd and Jim Olphert join Sadie Thomson, Associate at JMW Solicitors to explain how teacher misconduct proceedings before the Teaching Regulation Agency are conducted, outlining the unique features of the TRA regime and the key differences practitioners may experience when dealing with cases in this forum.
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