The High Court has held that art.6 of the European Convention on Human Rights was not engaged in internal disciplinary proceedings where the employee was not, as a result, deprived of the right to practise his profession.
This employment tribunal decision demonstrates that there are circumstances in which it is necessary for employers to allow employees to have legal representation at a disciplinary appeal hearing, following the Court of Appeal decisions in R (on the application of G) v Governors of X School and Y City Council  IRLR 222 CA and Kulkarni v Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Trust and Secretary of State for Health  IRLR 829 CA.
In R (on the application of Kirk) v Middlesbrough Council and another  IRLR 699 HC, the High Court held that a social worker accused of withholding information about a child protection investigation, of which she was the subject, from her private sector employer was not entitled to legal representation at a disciplinary hearing.
The High Court has held that an individual was not entitled to legal representation at internal disciplinary proceedings, on the basis that it was a private law employment case on a standalone disciplinary issue.
This week's case of the week, provided by Thomas Eggar, covers the right to legal representation.
This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers legal representation.
The Court of Appeal has held that a doctor should be allowed to be accompanied by a lawyer at a disciplinary hearing in circumstances where he or she is facing charges that are of such gravity that, in the event they are proven, he or she will effectively be barred from employment in the NHS.
This week's case of the week, provided by Fox Williams, covers representation at disciplinary hearings.
The High Court has held that an employee should have been allowed to be accompanied by a lawyer at a disciplinary hearing in circumstances where a consequence of the hearing could be the addition of his name to the register of individuals deemed unsuitable to work with children.
In Chairman and Governors of Amwell View School v Dogherty EAT/0243/06, the Employment Appeal Tribunal holds that an employment tribunal was not entitled to admit as evidence in unfair dismissal proceedings recordings of a disciplinary panel's private deliberations.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to art.6 of the Convention on Human Rights (the right to a fair hearing).