Webinar: Dishonesty allegations in practice



Where: Online

One of the most serious allegations that can be made against an optometrist is that they have acted dishonestly. In this webinar, we look at the legal definition of dishonesty, reflect on cases that have been before the GOC and discuss how to avoid unfounded allegations being made against an optometry professional.


This webinar is approved for one interactive CET point (O, DO).

To be eligible for the CET you must attend for the duration of the session. We recommend you join the session at least five minutes before the webinar is due to begin.

19:00 - 20:00

  • Dishonesty allegations in practice

Cassandra Dighton, Head of Professional Discipline at the AOP, qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and spent the first few years working as criminal solicitor and advocate in London. She moved into health care regulation in 2013, working initially as a legal adviser to the GMC before returning to defence. She has a wealth of experience of representing registrants before all of the major healthcare fitness to practice panels as well as at inquests and in ombudsmen cases. She was part of the four-lawyer team who won a Modern Law Award for work on an appeal against a surgeon's gross negligence manslaughter conviction in 2016. Before joining the AOP, Cassandra worked on behalf on the Infected Blood Inquiry chaired by Sir Brian Langstaff. Cassandra holds a master’s degree in medical ethics and law.