Tribunal Appointments Body
Under the BTAS Appointments Protocol, 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 Lady Justice Simler, 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.
Ms Julia Dias QC
Self-employed barrister; Part-time fee paid Deputy High Court Judge; Supporting member, LMAA; member, LSLC; member, LCIA; member, MCIArb, member, BILA; member, COMBAR; member, LCLCBA; Governing Bencher, Inner Temple; Fellow, RSA.
Mrs Rachel Effeny
Director, Canterbury HR Ltd., Non-Legal member, Employment Tribunals; Sessional Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church University; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; Board Member, Canterbury Choral Society.
Ms Louise Fisher
Member, Low Pay Commission for the UK; Employed by the B.E.I.S Government Department; Director, CIPD Enterprises Ltd., Mentor for HR Professional; Chartered Companion of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development [CIPD].
Mr Christopher Kennedy QC
Recorder; member, Personal Injuries Bar Association [PIBA], member, Professional Negligence Bar Association [PNBA].
Keith Morton QC
Barrister (Lincoln's Inn)
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.
Mr Nicholas Paladina
Self-employed Chartered Accountant; Mentor, Oxford Charity Mentors; Project Manager, Step Change Fund; Trustee / Treasurer, Phosporos Theatre; Fellow, ICAWE; member, RSA; member, Association of Independent Examiners [Affiliate].
Group HR Director UK – Babcock International Group PLC; member, CIPD; member, England Athletics.
Lady Justice Ingrid Simler
Barrister (Gray's Inn)
Marie Spenwyn LLB (Hons), LLM
Self-employed barrister; member of Criminal Bar Association.
Brie Stevens-Hoare QC
Barrister (Middle Temple)