The increased regulation of businesses and professional bodies continues to provide new opportunities for lawyers. With clients’ livelihoods and reputations at stake, it is essential to be adequately equipped to advise.
The principles applicable to professional disciplinary bodies are relevant to other tribunals regulating their membership body’s conduct.
This course may also be of interest to practitioners representing sporting professionals. It examines the investigation process through a fair hearing to the final decision, providing an overview of this complex and growing area
- The specialist tribunal- the rules of procedure and the standard and burden of proof
- The written allegation- in time giving adequate notice and in sufficient detail
- Registration of professionals, The appropriate standard
- Experts and their obligations as professionals and Preparing for the hearing
- Advocacy before the tribunal- how to present the case
- The role of the legal assessor and Sanctions
- Challenging the decision- judicial review and statutory review
- Other proceedings and double jeopardy and Recent case law and developments
- Clearly understand the legal framework of seizures, particularly confiscation and cash forfeitures
- Be able to understand and interpret tax tribunal and independent review framework
- Understand the mandated court act and process
- Understand and be able to apply rules or legislation on seizures, confiscations and cash forfeitures