Where an allegation of impaired Fitness to Practise is being considered at a Fitness to Practise Hearing, a transcriber or logger will attend the Hearing to record or log the proceedings in case a transcript is required.
The parties to the proceedings can request a copy of the Hearing transcript, post-Hearing, at their own expense.
Who can request a transcript?
Given our Fitness to Practise Hearings are held in private, only the parties to the proceedings may request a copy of the Hearing transcript. The term ‘parties to the proceedings’ means the BPC (as the regulator) and the Registrant who is the subject of the Hearing or the Registrant’s appointed legal representative.
Usually, Hearing transcripts are only requested by parties to the proceedings when issuing an appeal against the decision made by the Fitness to Practise Committee or Hearing Panel.
How to request a transcript?
If the Registrant or Registrant’s legal representative wishes to request a copy of the Hearing transcript, they should complete the form below and send this to the BPC.
The BPC will then obtain a quotation from the relevant transcription company and provide this information to the Registrant or Registrant’s legal representative. If the Registrant or Registrant’s legal representative wishes to pursue the transcription, the BPC will provide the transcription company with the Registrant or Registrant’s legal representative’s contact details for onward discussion and payment.
Who pays for a transcript?
The requesting party will pay for the transcript(s).
How much does a transcript cost?
A transcript varies in cost as it depends on the Transcribers hourly transcription charge and the length of the Hearing. Roughly, a day’s Hearing will cost around £150 – £200 plus VAT to be transcribed. As stated above, a quotation will be obtained at first instance which will confirm the cost of the Hearing transcription.