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Roundtable on Specialist Knowledge on Courts and Tribunals

A programme provided by UCL Judicial Institute in association with The Legal Education Foundation and the Nuffield Foundation.

The broad aim of the roundtable is to explore whether the use of social and scientific knowledge in courts and tribunals can be improved. 

The discussion will focus on the practical challenges in obtaining, understanding and using scientific knowledge in different jurisdictions and as between adversarial and inquisitorial processes. 

Discussion will also explore the appetite of judges for better access to research and analysis that is peer reviewed and accepted by professional colleagues a) for application in guidance cases, and b) for other purposes beyond case-specific adjudication: for example to better understand case-loads/operation of the system and the outcomes of judicial decisions. 

Roundtable on Specialist Knowledge in Courts and Tribunals Programme 

Discussion Papers


UCL Research Misconduct Screening Panel Training Course

The aim of this UCL Research Misconduct Screening Panel Training Course is to enable those participating in research misconduct proceedings at UCL as members of a Research Misconduct Screening Panel to understand their roles and responsibiliites as Screening Panel Members and to be aware of the relevant details of UCL’s new Research Misconduct Procedure

Research Misconduct Screening Panel Training Course Programme

Course Programme pdf

Delegates Feedback

 Delegates Feedback Form pdf


Skills for Tribunal Hearings and Decision-Making

St Peter Port, Guernsey

Course Aims

The aim of the course is to identify, discuss and develop the range of judicial style skills, values and competences for tribunal/panel hearings and decision making.

Skills for Tribunal Hearings and Decision-Making Programme

Course Programme pdf  

Delegates Feedback

Delegates Feedback Form pdf


Training the Trainer - St Peter Port, Guernsey

Course Aims

The main aim of the course is to equip tribunals judges, other decision makers, court and administrative officers with the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to develop, design, deliver and evaluate appropriate training for professional colleagues. The course is designed for those individuals who are responsible for the development and delivery of training. It is relevant for both experienced trainers and those who are new to, or relatively inexperienced in, the training role.

Training the Trainer Programme

 Course Programme pdf


UCL Grievance Training Course

in association with UCL Human Resources 

Dealing with Grievances

A UCL Staff Training Programme provided by the UCL Judicial Institute (Faculty of Laws) in association with UCL Human Resources.

The programme is made up of three half-day modules designed to enable staff to manage and participate in grievance procedures promptly, fairly and consistently. The three modules are designed for a wide range of UCL academic and professional services staff at all levels, including line managers, Heads of Department and other senior managers, and staff who serve on grievance panels.

The course provides participants with the opportunity to discuss issues around UCL’s grievance procedures with legal training experts from the Judicial Institute together with input from UCL’s HR team.

The aim of this UCL Grievance Training course is to enable those who may be required to manage and participate in grievance procedures to ensure that they are dealt with promptly, fairly and consistently.

Module One - 'Avoiding Grievances and the Informal Resolution of Grievances'

Module Two - 'Grievance Panel Training'

Module Three - 'Grievance Panel Decisions and the Respondent's Experience'