Here you will find a regularly updated list of the outcomes of all cases considered by the Professional Conduct and the Disciplinary Committees (following a change in publications policy with effect from 1st July 2014).
The PCC found that there was a realistic prospect of proving the facts in the case and that the DC would make a finding of misconduct. However, they decided that in all the circumstances of the case, and in view of the fact that the allegations were of a ‘one-off’ nature, it would be disproportionate and not in the public interest to refer this matter to the DC on this occasion.
Nevertheless, the PCC stressed that Clause 5.13 was pivotal to the professional relationship between Principal and Registrant, maintaining the Public’s trust in and the reputation of the Profession and upholding standards. Accordingly, the PCC considered that it was both necessary and proportionate to warn the Registrant in regard to their future conduct.
The Register received a complaint alleging that, during a witness interview, the Registrant:
- appeared rude and agitated
- answered a question on behalf of the witness
- did not interpret everything that had been said;
which is contrary to clauses 3.2, and 5.4 of the NRPSI Code of Professional Conduct.