Congratulations to Ini Udom and Sharmistha Michaels on their appointment by MOPAC as Legally Qualified Chairs. They will Chair and offer legal advice in relation to police misconduct hearings taking place within the London Region, specifically Metropolitan Police Service, City of London Police, British Transport Police, and Ministry of Defence Police.

Ini is a barrister specialising in regulatory work and complex criminal cases.  She accepts instructions to advise and to conduct hearings before fitness to practice, health and interim order committees.  Ini has experience of misconduct, probity and lack of competence issues, and also applications for review. Ini is able to draw on her experience in the fields of general crime and complex fraud and has solid experience dealing expert and lay witnesses, technical evidence and trial issues. She is ranked in The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for her fraud work.

Sharmistha is an experienced barrister who has substantial and wide-ranging experience in Professional Discipline and Regulation, Extradition, Inquests and Inquiries. Sharmistha offers advice and representation during all stages of the disciplinary process and is experienced in handling complex cases. Sharmistha also sits part-time as a Legally Qualified Chair/Legal Assessor in a number of regulatory disciplines giving her a unique insight into how best to achieve positive outcomes for her clients.