Key Learning Points
- Natural Justice and the “nine principles of public life”
- The roles and responsibilities of the Chairs and Panel Members at the hearing
- The procedure of conducting and managing a hearing to facilitate a fair and timely outcome
- Handling witnesses and representatives at the hearing
- Dealing with inappropriate conduct
- Knowing when to request legal and procedural advice from the clerk
Regulatory/Disciplinary Hearings – Conducting a Hearing - Overview
This structured training course will provide Chairs and Panel Members with the knowledge, skills and confidence to conduct a hearing. During the course delegates will consider a number of key issues including the natural justice and the “nine principles of public life”.
Delegates will participate in conducting a hearing on a hypothetical case study taking them through the range of issues they will encounter. Delegates will learn how to effectively control proceedings, witnesses and their representatives enabling proper participation by all those present. Delegates will learn how to conduct and participate in proceedings in accordance with procedural rules, taking into account all of the reasonable needs of those participating in the hearing. They will learn how to maintain a balance between assisting those appearing, and the impartiality of the tribunal.