Disciplinary and Regulatory Proceedings

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10th Edition, November 2019

Dame Alison Foster DBE
Gregory Treverton-Jones QC, 39 Essex Chambers
Saima Hanif, 3 Verulam Buildings

Disciplinary and Regulatory Proceedings is the leading work on this important and dynamic area of law. For 20 years it has provided authoritative guidance to lawyers, tribunals, and other experts dealing with professional discipline and regulation.

The book addresses all the major regulatory fields of expertise, and provides expert analysis on the full range of issues that may arise in the course of disciplinary proceedings. The text has been substantially updated and is structured into four major parts: General; The Disciplinary Process; Specific Regulatory Regimes; and Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

As with previous editions it looks in detail at the application of the general principles that govern this area of law, together with greater analysis of case-law, rules and practice directions of the various disciplinary bodies and guidance issued by the professional bodies. It also provides in depth treatment of the relevant procedures to be followed, including an extended section on the decision to prosecute.

This edition includes up-to-date chapters on healthcare, financial services and legal services, which have all been substantially rewritten to reflect major legislative changes and recent case law, including the STD decision in SRA v Beckwith and the Upper Tribunal decision in Tinney v FCA. The chapter on data protection and freedom of information has been updated to incorporate the GDPR.