Disciplinary Procedures in the Statutory Professions

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Winner of the Irish Law Awards Book of the Year 2023

Various disciplinary and regulatory bodies have different rules, powers and procedures, even while sharing a basic legal framework. This book allows a legal practitioner who is appearing before such a body to prepare their case by setting out what powers the body has, what evidence it can hear, the form the procedure will take, whether they can call witnesses, and what sanctions it can impose.

This book is the first title to consider the specific question of the regulation of statutory professions in Ireland including architects, surveyors, teachers, pharmacists, health and social care professionals and accountants.

Part I deals with general principles and practice, covering such areas as complaints, fair procedures and sanctions.
Part II examines each of the relevant professions in turn.

Covers the following developments, legislation and case law:

The difference of between professional misconduct conduct and poor professional performance
Teaching Council (Amendment) Act 2015
Healthcare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017
Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020
Corbally v Medical Council & Others
Medical Council v Lohan-Mannion
Doocey v Law Society
TM v Medical Council

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Table of Contents

Part I: Principles and Practice

1. Introduction
2. Jurisdiction and Complaints
3. Professional Misconduct Complaints
4. Poor Professional Performance Complaints
5. Health and Other Grounds for Complaints
6. Pre-hearing Procedures
7. Hearings, Witnesses and Evidence
8. Fair Procedures and the Disciplinary Process
9. Sanctions
10. Appeal, Confirmation and Review of Decisions

Part II: The Professions

11. Disciplinary Aspects of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007
12. Disciplinary Aspects of the Solicitors Acts 1954-2008
13. Disciplinary Aspects of the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015
14. Disciplinary Aspects of the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011
15. Disciplinary Aspects of the Dentists Act 1985
16. Disciplinary Aspects of the Pharmacy Act 2007
17. Disciplinary Aspects of the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005
18. Disciplinary Aspects of the Veterinary Practice Act 2005
19. Disciplinary Aspects of the Teaching Council Acts
20. Disciplinary Aspects of the Building Control Act 2007: Architects, Quantity Surveyors and Building Surveyors
21. Disciplinary Aspects of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council legislation

Product details

Published 27 Feb 2023
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 704
ISBN 9781526508539
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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