Dr Mary-Teresa Deignan
and Megan Fletcher
delivered a presentation/training to the General Dental Council on Disclosure Obligations of Prosecuting Authorities
on Friday of last week.
Dr Mary-Teresa Deignan spoke on the development in common law of the definition of unused material & the test for its disclosure, the disclosure test used by different regulatory bodies, the requirement of prosecuting authorities to obtain information from third parties, whether there is a requirement to assist the defence to obtain material, cases illustrating the consequences of failure to provide full disclosure, the obligations of regulatory prosecutors to investigate cases open to them & 12 steps to work towards achieving full disclosure.