EXAMPLES OF GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS FOR DISCIPLINARY/REGULATORY
Guidance for Members of Disciplinary Committees
See section 3.18 on voting and decision making,
which provides guidance on the burden and standards of proof to
be applied, and deciding whether the facts do amount to unacceptable
Indicative Sanctions Guidance
This provides Professional Conduct and Competence
Committees with guidance on how to determine an appropriate sanction.
Making decisions on cases at the end of the investigation
stage: Guidance for Case Examiners and the Investigation Committee
This provides guidance for the investigation
stage of "fitness to practise" allegations, giving general
advice, guidance on terminology and case examples.
Managing Fitness to Practise Panel HearingsGuidance
for panel chairmen
This provides guidance to panel chairmen on
matters such as the standard of proof, mitigation and sanctions.
Sentencing Guidance: Breaches of the Code of Conduct
of the Bar of England and Wales
This document provides guidance to decision
makers on sentencing barristers who breach the code of conduct
and includes advice on proportionality and consistency, as well
as aggravating and mitigating factors.