Date
31 October 2019

Allegations

Caroline Mary Coats faced 3 charges of failing to understand and comply with the regulation applicable to her and failed to deal with her regulator openly, promptly and co-operatively, contrary to Principle 4, Outcomes 4.1 and 4.2 of the CILEx Code of Conduct 2015.

The particulars were that Caroline Mary Coats:

  1. Failed to declare to CILEx Regulation and disclose full details at the earliest opportunity from 5 January 2015 and when renewing her membership of CILEx for the 2016 and 2017 subscription years, conduct which could have affected her suitability to remain in CILEx membership, namely that between January 2014 and 26 June 2014 she had been subject to an investigation concerning her fitness to practice by another regulatory body, being the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury, thereby breaching also Rules 11(1)(g) and 12(2) of the CILEx Regulation Investigation, Disciplinary and Appeals Rules 2015.
  2. Failed to declare to CILEx Regulation and disclose full details at the earliest opportunity from 10 March 2016 and when renewing her CILEx membership for the 2017 subscription year, conduct which could have affected her suitability to remain in CILEx membership, namely that she had been subject to a second investigation by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury concerning her fitness to practice, in breach of Rules 11(1)(g) and 12(2) of the CILEx Regulation Investigation, Disciplinary and Appeals Rules 2015.
  3. Failed also to declare to CILEx Regulation when she was asked to do so as part of the renewal of her CILEx membership for the 2018 subscription year, conduct which could have affected her suitability to remain in CILEx membership; namely, two separate investigations and proceedings concerning her fitness to practise by another regulatory body, specifically the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury, thereby breaching also Rules 11(1)(g) and 12(2) of the CILEx Regulation Investigation, Disciplinary and Appeals Rules 2015.

Outcome
The Tribunal found all 3 charges of professional misconduct against Ms Coats proved.

Sanction
Ms Coats was reprimanded for her breaches of the CILEx Code of Conduct.