Academic Dishonesty and fitness to practice
What can be more tragic for a student than an unfounded allegation that they have committed academic dishonesty or that they should be adjudged unfit to practice in their profession. A number of years of hard work could be in the balance. However the test in law as to what may constitute academic dishonesty and plagiarism is very much open to debate. Further, fitness to practice appeals can be very difficult, and often lawyers are permitted to attend internal appeals.
The Human Rights Act 1998 is also available to ensure that the student has a fair hearing before an impartial body who may decide the student’s academic fate.
Sinclairslaw have dealt with a number of cases throughout England and Wales in this area of the law and a specialist solicitor advisor is available to help you though this difficult time.