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Facing an allegation

Being involved a disciplinary investigation can be challenging. The IFoA investigation team understand this.

The disciplinary investigation team are experienced at guiding individuals through the process. They balance the importance of timely resolution against thorough investigation, in the public interest. Their investigation will establish facts to present a full picture to the independent disciplinary panel.    

The videos below illustrate the process.

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If you are facing an allegation, it is important that you give your side of the story and co-operate with the investigation team. This will help ensure that the disciplinary panel has all of the facts. You may find it helpful to get independent advice to support you during the process.

When the investigation case report is passed to an independent disciplinary panel for consideration, you will be introduced to our judicial clerking team. The clerking team is completely separate to the investigation team. They are a neutral, administrative service who support independent disciplinary panels. They will highlight any deadlines, procedures and further action required by the individual facing an allegation, or the IFoA investigation team, if requested by the panel. This includes information on hearing dates and the panel determination. 

If you suffer from any short- or long-term health concern, please make either the disciplinary investigation team, or the clerking team aware of this so that this is taken into account.

Please note, all IFoA offices are currently closed due to the COVID-19 situation and employees are working remotely. We are only able to accept send correspondence by email at this time.  During this period, the IFoA is currently managing its resources carefully and is giving priority to complaints in the public interest. For more information please see our guidance note on our handling of Disciplinary Tribunals during the COVID-19 situation.

Full copies of the formal disciplinary rules, Disciplinary Committee guidance and informal information notes covering the most frequently asked questions are available by following the link below. Please contact us if you have any queries.

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If you have any questions about the disciplinary process, please email

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