GOC Appeals, Registration/Restoration Appeals and Costs
Produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row
GOC Appeals, Registration/Restoration Appeals and Costs

The following Corporate Crime guidance note Produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • GOC Appeals, Registration/Restoration Appeals and Costs
  • Appeals to the High Court from decisions of the Fitness to Practise Committee
  • GOC registration appeals and applications for restoration
  • Appeals to the County Court
  • Costs and expenses

Appeals to the High Court from decisions of the Fitness to Practise Committee

The following decisions of the Fitness to Practise Committee (FTPC) are appealable:

  1. a direction under s.13F for erasure, suspension, conditional registration or (at a review hearing) to vary the conditions imposed by a direction for conditional registration

  2. a direction under s.13F or s.13J in respect of an entry relating to a speciality or proficiency

  3. a decision under s.13F(1) to impose a financial penalty order

Appeals against the decisions above must be made to the High Court within 28 days beginning with the date on which notification of the decision complained of was served.

Fresh evidence may be considered on appeal, depending on the circumstances and whether it was available at the time of the original hearing. Regulatory proceedings are not ordinary litigation and the public interest in ensuring a correct result is a matter that can be taken into account when considering whether to admit fresh evidence. However, this is simply a matter to be considered in the exercise of the Court’s discretion and does not of itself jus