Tribunal Appointments Body

Under the BTAS Appointments Protocol 2019, 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 Underhill, 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)

TAB

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.

Ann Kelly BA, MBA, FCMI

Lay

TAB

Consultant.  Fellow Chartered Management Institute.  Fellow, Royal Society of Arts.  Member Royal Air Force Museum.

Dr Joan E Martin F.C.O.T, D. Phil, MA

Lay

TAB

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.

Keith Morton QC

Barrister (Lincoln's Inn)

TAB

Self-employed barrister; Head of Chambers at Temple Garden Chambers; member, South Eastern Circuit; member, Administrative Law Bar Association; member, Health and Safety Lawyers Association; member, Personal Injuries Bar Association.

Ms Margia Mostafa LLB (Hons)

Barrister (Lincoln's Inn)

TAB

Self-employed barrister; Recorder, North Eastern Circuit; member, South Eastern Circuit; member, Criminal Bar Association; member, Lincoln’s Inn.

Dean Riggall

Lay

TAB

Marie Spenwyn

Barrister (Gray's Inn)

TAB

Marie Spenwyn LLB (Hons), LLM

Self-employed barrister; member of Criminal Bar Association.

Ian Stern QC

Barrister (Inner Temple)

TAB

 

Self-employed barrister; Bencher; Recorder (Crown Court); Appointment Committee of Financial Reporting Council Tribunal Panel; member of – Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL); Criminal Bar Association (CBA); SE Circuit; CCC Bar Mess.

Brie Stevens-Hoare QC

Barrister (Middle Temple)

TAB

Lord Justice Nicholas Underhill

Chairman

TAB

Tim Ward QC

Barrister (Gray's Inn)

TAB

Self-employed barrister; Joint Head of Chambers at Monckton Chambers; Bencher, the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn;  panel member on disciplinary appeals for Rugby Football Union and Football Association; former Chair of the Bar European Group; author of various works on competition and public law.

Ms Caroline Willbourne

Barrister (Inner Temple)

TAB

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.