2 Disciplinary Tribunal Chairs (legally qualified)


Time commitment of approximately 20 days per year
Remuneration commensurate with usual Tribunal Chair allowances
Details on request

ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports more than 149,000 members worldwide. ICAEW members are expected to act in accordance with all laws and regulations and to meet the highest ethical
and technical standards.

All ICAEW members and member firms must abide by ICAEW Disciplinary Bye-laws, the ICAEW Code of Ethics and any regulations governing regulated services such as audit, insolvency, investment business advice and probate. ICAEW Disciplinary Tribunals hear cases referred by the ICAEW Investigation Committee and cases where members
or member firms have opted for an oral hearing and have the powers to impose financial and non-financial sanctions including the exclusion or suspension of a member or the loss of a regulatory licence. ICAEW Disciplinary Tribunals operate independently from ICAEW and consist of three members, including two lay and one chartered accountant members. Decisions by Disciplinary Tribunal are potentially subject to appeal to the ICAEW Appeal Committee. Further details of ICAEW’S disciplinary regime can be found at

Due to a recent change of policy on the constitution of Disciplinary Tribunals, we are seeking to appoint at least two legally qualified Tribunal Chairs from June 2018 for an initial term of three years. As well as chairing tribunals and ensuring that they adhere
to the Disciplinary Committee regulations, the Chair will be expected to determine any legal issues which arise in the course of tribunal hearings and to draft the formal Record of Decision for agreement with the other tribunal members.

Successful candidates will either have been appointed as Queens Counsel and/or will be able to demonstrate previous experience in a judicial or quasi-judicial role. Preference will be given to those candidates who either have experience of professional regulatory proceedings or who have knowledge of the particular legal and procedural issues which may arise in, or impact on, the work of disciplinary tribunals. Knowledge or understanding of issues which might arise in audit, insolvency or any other area of accountancy will also be an advantage.

Applications should be submitted by CV and supporting letter to Annabel Joester, PCD
Committee Secretary at annabel.joester@icaew.com. Successful candidates will be selected after interview by the ICAEW Regulatory Appointments Panel.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on 23 February 2018.

Interviews will be held in London in March.