A recent case underlines the need for employers to make sure that the chair of a disciplinary hearing has the necessary training (and the same for a grievance/appeal hearing).  This is an area in which we can assist employers as we can chair disciplinary/ grievance/ appeal hearings.  http://swarb.co.uk/thomson-v-imperial-college-healthcare-nhs-trust-disability-discrimination-disability-eat-30-jan-2015/