The following Corporate Crime practice note produced in partnership with Jonas Milne & Sandesh Singh of 2 Bedford Row provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The following decisions of the Fitness to Practise Committee (FTPC) are appealable:
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
a direction under s.13F or s.13J in respect of an entry relating to a speciality or proficiency
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, usually, 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 (eg see: General Medical Council v Zafar discussed in News Analysis: Divisional Court admits fresh evidence on appeal—a dishonest doctor (General Medical Council and another v Zafar)). Fresh evidence may be admitted even when the Ladd
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