WITHDRAWING someone’s licence to train is a weighty responsibility. Effectively denying them a livelihood can have serious personal consequences, and therefore it must never be taken lightly.

One only had to look at the three members of the Appeals Body who sat in the case of Charles Byrnes to realise how serious all involved were taking this matter. The case has rumbled on for more than two years, while the members of the Appeals Body took over a week to release their decision. Byrnes will soon commence a six-month suspension of his licence.