Tribunal Appointments Body
Under the BTAS Appointments Protocol 2017, COIC and the President of COIC have delegated their powers to appoint and nominate Disciplinary Tribunal panel members to the Tribunals Appointments Body (“TAB”). The TAB is currently chaired by Lord Justice McFarlane, a Court of Appeal judge and is required to contain at least 2 silks, 2 practising barristers of at least 7 years standing and 2 lay members, as well as the Chairman.
The TAB is charged, amongst other things, with appointing and maintaining a pool of:
(1) QC’s, barristers and lay persons who are eligible to sit on Disciplinary Tribunal panels.
(2) Lay members to sit on the Inns’ Conduct Committee.
(2) Clerks to Disciplinary Tribunals.
All those recommended by TAB for appointment by the President have been subject to an open competition and are selected against agreed competencies designed to identify individuals who will approach their work with integrity and objectivity and who will produce well-reasoned and fair decisions. During the recruitment process, TAB members receive training in fair selection techniques.
Mr Hugh Jackson
Barrister (Middle Temple)
Self-employed barrister; Judge of the First Tier Tribunal, Property Chamber (Land Registration Division); member, Chancery Bar Association; member, Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA); member, Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb); member, Property Bar Association: member, Financial Services Lawyers Association; member, Society for Computers and Law.
Mr Christopher Jeans QC
LLB (Lond), BCL (Oxon)
Barrister (Gray's Inn)
Self-employed barrister; Recorder (criminal); arbitrator; member, ELAAS EAT Free Representation scheme; member, Employment Lawyer Association; member, Employment Law Bar Association; member, Administrative Law Bar Association; Bencher, Gray’s Inn; member, Inner Temple.
BA, MBA, FCMI
Consultant Fellow, Chartered Management Institute; Fellow, Royal Society of Arts; Lightning Member Royal Air Force Museum.
Dr Joan E Martin
F.C.O.T, D. Phil, MA
Retired University Lecturer; member, The Court Service of Northern Ireland (Tribunals); Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (Selection Panels); Royal College of Surgeons, Invited Review Panels; member, Royal College of Medicine; Fellow, College of Occupational Therapists; Council Member, General Council of Osteopaths; appointed to NI Consumer Council.
Ms Margia Mostafa
Barrister (Lincoln's Inn)
Self-employed barrister; Recorder, North Eastern Circuit; member, South Eastern Circuit; member, Criminal Bar Association; member, Lincoln’s Inn.
Mr John Brychan Steel QC
Barrister (Gray's Inn)
Self-employed barrister; Honorary Legal Adviser, Air League and Air League Trust; Honorary Adviser, Mission Aviation Fellowship; Board member, Durham University Global Security Institute and adviser to the Vice Chancellor; Trustee, Blenheim Palace Estate and trusts; Fellow, Royal Aeronautical Society; Fellow, Royal Geographical Society; Fellow, Royal Society of Arts; Honourable Fellow of Law, Durham University; Bencher, Gray’s Inn and Chairman of Management Committee 2012/2013; Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
Ms Caroline Willbourne
Barrister (Inner Temple)
Self-employed barrister; Bencher, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple; Deputy District Judge, Principal Registry of the Family Division; trained mediator; member, Family Law Bar Association (FLBA); member, International Bar Association (IBA); member, London Common Law and Bar Association (LCLCBA); member, Institute of Fiscal Studies; member, Royal Society of Medicine.