Code Adjudication Panel
The Code Adjudication Panel (CAP) is responsible for the Phone-paid Services Authority’s adjudicatory function.
The CAP is made up of a maximum of 17 people, from which three members are drawn to form the Phone-paid Services Authority’s Tribunals, which hear and adjudicate on cases against phone-paid services providers that the Phone-paid Services Authority suspects to be in breach of its Code of Practice.
The CAP's decision-making process is independent of the Phone-paid Services Authority, with the members (pictured below) being appointed for their specialist legal and adjudicatory experience.
To find out more please see the Code Adjudication Panel Members handbook.
Mohammed is a senior QC specialising in the field of civil fraud especially within the banking and financial services sectors. He joined Mischon de Reya in 2015 as a Consultant within the Banking and Finance Group. Mohammed was called to the Bar in 1985 and was made Queen's Counsel in 2006. During more than 27 years of continuous practice he has advised clients from the UK, United Arab Emirates, India, Pakistan and other regions on a wide range of both criminal and civil matters.
As former Standing Counsel for the Department of Trade and Industry, Mohammed has particular expertise in matters involving company and insolvency law, directors’ duties, directors’ disqualification and personal insolvency; all of which often overlap into civil and criminal investigations. His experience encapsulates many aspects of SFO, FCA and other financial regulatory compliance and he has frequently led and managed teams of lawyers, accountants, forensic experts and other professionals as part of an investigatory team. Increasingly he is asked to advise on banking and finance matters, including aspects of Islamic Sharia Finance Law by financiers and financial institutions keen on developing Sharia compliant banking products.
In addition, Mohammed is frequently instructed to advise in respect of cross-jurisdictional cases, with an emphasis on Dubai and the wider United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, India and the Cayman Islands. He sits as a Recorder in the Crown Court. Previously he was Chair of the Bar Standards Board Professional Disciplinary (Summary)Tribunal and Mental Health Review Tribunal. He was also a Legal Assessor to the GMC. He is listed by Legal 500 as a leading QC in the field of fraud.
Julian Weinberg is a practising Solicitor Advocate with over 30 years’ experience, primarily in criminal law. He has held a number of legal and lay Chair positions on professional regulatory panels, including the Architects Registration Board, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Health & Care Professions Council, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the General Teaching Council. As well as being a Financial Services Ombudsman and an Independent Funding Adjudicator and Costs Assessor for the Legal Aid Agency, he was a Case Examiner at the General Optical Council. Julian also holds a voluntary Chair position with a local authority education appeal panel and is a charity trustee. Julian was the co-author of a textbook aimed at newly qualified criminal practitioners entitled ‘Criminal Litigation – First Steps for Survival’ covering case preparation, evidence and advocacy issues (LAG 1999). Starting with January 2016 Julian is sitting on the Lay Chair of the Metropolitan Police Disciplinary Panel (an appointment from the mayor’s office for policing and crime).
Desiree Artesi is a practising barrister at Thomas More Chambers with a focus on Judicial Review, Privy Council work, and Regulatory Law.
She is a Bencher, a position akin to a Trustee, of the Honourable Society of Inner Temple, and NED of the Editorial Board for the Counsel Magazine, and has sat on the Bar Standards Board Professional Conduct Committee.
Simon Lewis is a Barrister and Judge practising mainly in employment and equality law. In addition, he has a number of regulatory roles, including at the ACCA and General Optical Council, and non-executive roles, including on the Board of the Asda Foundation and Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Andrew Ellam is an MBA-qualified manager and technologist with 20 years experience in tech startups and internet companies. He has founded a number of successful businesses and taken a wide range of IT projects from initial research into user needs through iterative development to acceptance by clients and user training. He is also a lay member of the professional regulatory panel at the General Dental Council.
Tony Moss started his career as a print journalist writing for, amongst others The Sunday Times. He then moved across to TV and spent many years in the BBC, ITV and ITN, culminating in him being joint MD of Rumble TV, an independent production company. He then jointly ran a company offering TV management and coaching courses for British and Chinese TV professionals here and in China. He subsequently worked as a consultant, complaints advisor and tribunal member for the BBC Trust, the Ministry of Justice, and in the NHS. He now works as an ombudsman at the Financial Ombudsman service.
Dame Elizabeth Neville retired as Chief Constable of Wiltshire Constabulary in 2004 and was the independent complaints assessor for the agencies of the Department for Transport until April 2010.
She was a member of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority, non-executive director of the Serious Fraud Office until 2012 and a non-executive board member of The Insolvency Service until 2016. Dame Neville was also the High Sheriff of Wiltshire for 2010/11.
Dame Neville is a member of the Determinations Panel for the Pensions Regulator, an appeal officer for the Regulator of Community Interest Companies. She is also an Independent Adjudicator for Companies House and a member of the Regulatory Decisions Panel of the Financial Conduct Authority.
Alison Sansome has Board, Committee and Tribunal experience in a range of sectors including health, defence, justice, emergency services and information technology.
She has a number of current posts including Vice Chair of the Fire Standards Board, Lay member and Panel chair of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, NED on the Office of the Public Guardian, and Lay member on the Employment Tribunal.
From an Executive perspective Alison was formerly the COO of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and prior to that worked at Hewlett Packard as a senior delivery director for large scale IT programmes to government departments and commercial organisations.
Peter Wrench held a number of senior positions during thirty years in the civil service, including Director of Resettlement, HM Prison Service and Deputy Director General, Immigration and Nationality, Home Office. He is currently chair or member of a number of fitness to practise and other adjudicatory panels for organisations including the General Pharmaceutical Council, Health and Care Professions Council and Judicial Conduct Investigations Office.
Martin Wrigley has more than 25 years of experience in telecoms and IT, with a wide background of IT development, solutions architecture and delivery. Martin is an independent consultant at Moexco Ltd and Executive Director of the App Quality Alliance (AQuA).
Martin was Director of Developer Services at Orange Partner, from 2004 to 2012, working with the telco industry, app shops and mobile app developers providing strategic and tactical direction and support to the Orange developer community.