Kirk & Ors, R (on the app'n of) v Action for Children – legal representation in disciplinary proceedings not determinative of ability to follow career

Case law has determined that an individual employed by a public body has the right to be legally represented at a disciplinary hearing where their employability in their profession is at stake. In this case an individual working for a private body failed to obtain a declaration that she may be permitted legal representation at her disciplinary hearing, since her employability was not at stake in that hearing.

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