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Disciplinary and Regulatory Proceedings is the leading work on this important and dynamic area of law. For 20 years it has provided authoritative guidance to lawyers, tribunals, and other experts dealing with professional discipline and regulation.

The status of guidance

‘I appreciate that the Guidance is just that - guidance, not a list of mandatory requirements, but it will almost invariably be the appropriate starting point from which a departure may, or may not be justified to a greater or lesser extent, depending on the facts of the particular case.’ Per Sullivan J. in Sanders v Ethical Standards Officer [2005] EWHC 2132 (Admin) (Councillor’s Code of Conduct.)


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