In general all proceedings before the disciplinary committee must take place in the presence of all the parties1 to the proceedings who appear, and must be held in public2. Subject to certain exceptions3, the committee may at any time and for any purpose during or after the hearing of any proceedings deliberate in private with or without the legal assessor4. In addition, the committee may direct that the public be excluded from any proceedings or any part of any proceedings, where it appears to the committee that this would be in the interests of justice; but it must not
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