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The Student Seminar – FtP, duty of care, sexual misconduct and all things in between

Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: Webinar via Zoom

The growing trend of students instructing lawyers to assist and represent them in relation to allegations of misconduct brought by their education provider has raised awareness of the complex challenges arising in such procedures.

Join us for a webinar summarising the key elements, issues and developments on fitness to practise, duty of care, sexual misconduct and a range of common themes that we see arising in practice when dealing with student misconduct cases.


Shannett Thompson is a Partner in the Regulatory team at Kingsley Napley LLP. Alongside providing legal services to numerous regulatory bodies and defending regulated individuals such as doctors, Shannett acts for students in relation to disciplinary investigations and proceedings relating to both academic and non-academic conduct, including sexual allegations. She advises students in respect of matters both at school and university level, through from admissions to appeals. She also has extensive experience of conducting investigations on behalf of regulators and institutions.

Alfie Cranmer is an Associate in the Regulatory team at Kingsley Napley LLP. Alfie advises regulators and regulated individuals across a range of professions but has a particular interest and expertise in advising regulators, institutions and students who are dealing with behavioural, sexual or academic misconduct allegations brought by their education providers, including fitness to practise matters. Alfie has a high success rate in respect of student cases. He has also advised on internal appeals and OIA complaints.


Duncan Toole is Assistant Head of Legal t at the Office for Students, specialising in the regulation of higher education providers. He previously worked as a senior regulatory enforcement lawyer at Ofsted. Duncan also sits as a Legally Qualified Chair at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.