Stephen Huckle, Autonetic Insurance & Pensions Services, Mansfield, Notts.
The coursework assessment candidate was found to have plagiarised a M05 mixed assessment coursework assignment written by another candidate, in breach of the Mixed Assessment Candidate Guidelines. The CII case examiner, invited the respondent to approve and sign a consensual order ("Order") under 9.1 of the CII Disciplinary Procedure Rules 2015, to which the respondent agreed, and which was signed on 4 September 2018. The sanctions issued were that the respondent: a) be reprimanded (DR 12.6a); b) have the M05 mixed assessment coursework assignment result disallowed (Reg 12.6); c) be excluded from CII examinations and assessments for 18 months (with effect from 1 July 2017) (Reg 12.6l); d) be excluded from applying for CII recognition of prior learning for 18 months (with effect from 1 July 2017) (Reg 12.6p); e) No examinations, assessments or qualifications obtained by the respondent during the period of the exclusion will be eligible for CII recognition of prior learning with effect from the date of the Order (Reg 12.6p); and f) 1.2 Within 6 months of the order, take and complete the CII on line ethics course before attempting to book any further CII examinations, enrol on any CII assessments, apply for any CII recognition of prior learning or renewing your membership. (Reg 12.6d)
BREACH OF THE CII CODE OF ETHICS
Ryan Caisley, Financial Solutions Wales Ltd., Llanelli, UK
The respondent had failed to disclose that he was charged with actual bodily harm when applying for membership of the CII. The CII case examiner invited the respondent to approve and sign a consensual order under rule 9.1 of the CII Disciplinary Procedure Rules 2015, to which the respondent agreed, and which came into effect on 16 November 2018. The sanctions imposed were that the respondent: a) be reprimanded (DR 12.6a); b) Take and complete the CII on line ethics course before booking any further CII examinations, enrolling on any CII assessments or applying for any CII recognition of prior learning or within six months (if sooner). (DR 12.6d); c) Be ineligible from applying for membership for a period of 18 months, after this period, the respondent can only join the CII subject to the approval of the CII's Membership Application Sub-Committee (Reg 12.6p). d) Have a record of this matter be added to the CII's disciplinary records (DR 12.6f).
"To date, the CII has dealt with five instances of non-members using CII designations for 2018. As this is an infringement of CII's trademarks, where people persist in misusing CII designations, legal action will be taken against them".
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