Legal Assessors

Simon Hoyle made this Freedom of Information request to Health and Care Professions Council

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Dear Health and Care Professions Council,

As of today's date, does the HCPC still permit persons who do not possess a current practicing certificate to practice as a barrister or solicitor to occupy the position of legal assessor during hearings.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Hoyle

FOI, Health and Care Professions Council

Dear Mr Hoyle

 

Thank you for your email dated 8 April 2017, in which you whether the HCPC
permits people without a current practising certificate to practise as a
barrister or solicitor to occupy the position of legal assessor in fitness
to practise hearings.

 

We are treating this as a request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOIA).

 

We will deal with your request as promptly as possible and, at the latest,
within 20 working days as required by the FOIA. If you have any queries
about your request please do contact us using this email address, or the
address below.

The reference number for your request is FR05123.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Maxine Pryce

Information Governance Officer

 

Health and Care Professions Council

Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road

London SE11 4BU

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FOI, Health and Care Professions Council

Our Ref. FR05123

 

 

Dear Mr Hoyle

 

Thank you for your email of 8 April 2017.

 

Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA).

 

The HCPC does permit persons without a current practising certificate for
a barrister or solicitor, to occupy the position of legal assessor during
fitness to practise hearings.

 

 

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Secretariat Department

Health and Care Professions Council

Park House

184 Kennington Park Road

London

SE11 4BU

 

Email: [1][email address]

 

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The Information Commissioner’s Office

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Cheshire

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Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information

 

Health and Care Professions Council

Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road

London SE11 4BU

[3]www.hcpc-uk.org

 

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Brenda Prentice left an annotation ()

By what right can the HCPC do this?