Press release concerning a disciplinary investigation
A power to do all such things as it may consider are conducive to securing the objectives of the accountants’ Joint Disciplinary Scheme was held to include a power in the Executive Committee to issue a press notice of a referral of a matter to the tribunal because it is a necessary incident of the maintenance of the highest standards of the profession that the public is reassured that the self-regulatory disciplinary system will be invoked and pursued. This does not mean that the Executive Committee is given a free hand to publish what it likes. For example, it cannot ignore the constraints imposed by libel law, nor may it publish anything where to do so would be an actionable breach of confidence.
Deloitte & Touche Llp & Anor v Dickson & Ors  EWHC 721 (Ch).
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