Setting Precedents: The Top Ten Recent Cases You Need to Know About
In order for regulators to achieve excellence, they must be aware of the legal framework in which they operate, particularly the judge-made legal framework that changes with each important new case that is decided. We will summarize and analyze the most interesting recent American, Canadian, and other Commonwealth cases in regulatory law, pulling together themes and highlighting differences between countries including related to discipline, registration, and human rights issues. The ten new cases from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand provide the most recent word on issues of importance to a broad range of regulators. Cases often address the scope of a regulator's authority to investigate its members, tips on conducting efficient and fair investigations, common evidentiary challenges at discipline hearings, the proper exercise of disciplinary powers, and human rights challenges in the registration process. The point of the session is to help regulators stay up to date with the most recent cases that directly affect how they should exercise their authority so that they can ensure that they are following best practices. We will also give the audience tips for managing and applying the decisions in the regulatory setting.
Amigo Wade, Agency Director, Virginia Division of Legislative Services
Bernie LeBlanc, Partner, Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc, Barristers & Solicitors
Anastasia-Maria Hountalas, Associate, Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc, Barristers & Solicitors
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