The following Corporate Crime guidance note Produced in partnership with John Donnelly and Sam Shurey of 2 Bedford Row provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The role of the Investigating Committee (IC) panel is to consider:
a fitness to practise (FTP) allegation, or
an allegation that an entry in the register has been fraudulently procured or incorrectly made
and it must take appropriate steps that are reasonably practicable to obtain as much information as possible about the case.
The IC is an investigatory committee. Following its investigation and any representations and observations from either the registrant and or the complainant, it must then decide whether in its opinion there is a 'case to answer' or whether the entry in question has been fraudulently procured or incorrectly made. Its decision, with reasons, must then be notified and, where appropriate, implemented.
All cases are initially referred to the IC. Upon receipt of a referral the IC is required to serve a notice of referral on the registrant without delay. The notice will either be served by post or email to the registrant and if instructed his legal representative and professional body or trade union. The notice should be accompanied by any documents not previously disclosed to the registrant but will not at this stage particularise the allegation. The registrant may make written representations within 28 days of service of the notice of referral.
The registrant has further opportunities to make
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