Former ILEX student successfully quashes cheating claims By Margaret Taylor 20 October 2011 13:54 17 December 2015 14:20 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 20 October 2011 at 16:09 This is an important decision for all regulators amd how they man disciplinary panels. Far too many of these decisions are taken in secret or without publication. That Ilex is “pleased” with such a disappointing result speaks volumes. Reply Link Anonymous 21 October 2011 at 10:54 Whilst this is an important decision for regulators, it is absolutely correct to say that it is largely of historical significance for ILEX/IPS. it should be borne in mind that new rules were adopted by IPS in 2010 in order to comply with the requirements of the Legal Services Act 2007. ILEX/IPS decisions are reported. The old rules, under which this case was heard, had been approved by the then Master of the Rolls. The decision rested on the issue of APPARENT bias. There was no claim , let alone finding, that the IPS tribunal decisions were actually biased nor that the disciplinary rules were applied unfairly. Reply Link Anonymous 21 October 2011 at 11:12 I agree this is an important decision for all regulators, however, if you consider the time at which this occured, many professional bodies, not just in the law, probably operated in a similar way. The fact that ILEX now has stringent procedures in place to comply with the LSA, and has had such procedures approved by the Legal Services Board, speaks volumes. Reply Link marc beaumont 23 October 2011 at 08:50 This is a vital, landmark decision. It extends the law of apparent bias and the rule that no man may be a judge in his own cause, into any territory in which there is an unhealthy closeness between the prosecuting regulator and members of the decision-making tribunal. There are other (often clandestine) ways in which undue influence is exercised by regulators. This must now cease. The Legal Services Board concerns itself with ensuring that the prosecutor is independent of the representative arm of the regulator. But it ought also to ensure that the disciplinary panels are independent of the prosecutor. Otherwise more legal challenges will follow – a process facilitated by this Court of Appeal decision. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.