Prison officer jailed for having affair with inmate at women’s prison – Daily Telegraph

‘A prison officer who kissed and fondled an inmate during an affair behind bars has been jailed for six months.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd September 2016

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Iraq abuse claims ‘often very poor’ says former DPP – Daily Telegraph

‘Alleged Iraq abuse claims brought against British troops by a leading human rights law firm have often been made up of poor, inaccurate information, a review by a former director of public prosecutions has said. Sir David Calvert-Smith said investigators tasked with wading through hundreds of alleged abuse claims had found key details such as names, dates and times were often wrong.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2016

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Judge sacked for viewing porn at work accepts SRA rebuke as others also strike deals with regulator – Legal Futures

Posted September 2nd, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, judges, news, pornography by sally

‘All four of the judges named by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office last year after being found to have watched pornography on judicial IT equipment have now been rebuked after the final one accepted his sanction.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd September 2016

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Defending public interest lawyers – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘After months of rumours that staff were leaving the firm and that its founder Phil Shiner was buckling under of the pressure, Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) has announced its closure.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 30th August 2016

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The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind small – Nearly Legal

Posted August 26th, 2016 in costs, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors by sally

‘Or how to end up with a personal liability for £100,000 within 5 years of qualification as a solicitor.’

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Nearly Legal, 26th August 2016

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Rogue plastic surgery clinics to be named and shamed for poor care – Daily Telegraph

‘Cosmetic surgeons will be named and shamed for poor practice for the first time as part of a Government crackdown.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th August 2016

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New BSB report shows more targeted use of enforcement powers – Bar Standards Board

‘The Bar Standards Board has, today, published its Enforcement Annual Report for 2015-16.’

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Bar Standards Board, 8th August 2016

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Tribunal clears two solicitors of unwittingly enabling mortgage fraud – Legal Futures

Posted August 9th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, fraud, mortgages, news, solicitors by sally

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has cleared two solicitors of being unwitting parties to a mortgage fraud, saying that once the mortgagor’s solicitor had been sanctioned in 2015, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) should not have continued its case against them as the purchaser’s advisers.’

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Legal Futures, 9th August 2016

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High Court slaps barrister with civil restraint order over relentless challenges to disciplinary rulings – Legal Futures

Posted August 2nd, 2016 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, news, restraint orders by tracey

‘The High Court has issued a two-year civil restraint order (CRO) against a barrister who has repeatedly and unsuccessfully challenged disciplinary findings made against him.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd August 2016

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Trevor Gray: Wife’s battle to clear wrongly jailed detective’s name – BBC News

‘A High Court judge has said a police force was wrong not to reinstate a former detective wrongly jailed for raping a woman in 2011. Trevor Gray’s wife Alison told BBC News how her family won a five-year, £150,000 battle to clear his name.’

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BBC news, 30th July 2016

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Police watchdog IPCC ‘favours black complainants’ – BBC News

‘The police watchdog is now “more likely to believe black complainants than white police officers”, according to a former officer and equality campaigner.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2016

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Judge orders SDT to try again after botched strike-out – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The High Court has ordered the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal to rehear a prosecution against two solicitors suspected of dishonesty.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th July 2016

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Doctor could face disciplinary for failing to spot effects of contraceptive pill, as coroner rules graduate’s death could have been prevented – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 29th, 2016 in contraception, disciplinary procedures, doctors, inquests, news by tracey

‘A doctor could face a disciplinary hearing for failing to spot the side effects of the contraceptive pill, as a coroner rules a graduate’s death could have been prevented if he had seen the signs.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th July 2016

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Barrister cops double suspension after immigration conviction – Legal Futures

‘A barrister who was convicted last year of practising as an immigration adviser while his registration was suspended, has now been suspended from the Bar as well.’

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legal Futures, 28th July 2016

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IPCC bungled case against officers accused of abusing firefighter – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2016 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, firearms, London, mistake, news, police, racism by tracey

‘The police watchdog bungled a case against three officers accused of abusing and Tasering a black firefighter because of his race, it has emerged. The Independent Police Complaints Commission apologised after disciplinary charges against the Metropolitan police officers were dropped and admitted making key errors.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2016

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Reprimand for barrister who encouraged client to seek out damaging information about fellow counsel – Legal Futures

‘A barrister who encouraged a client to search online for damaging information about another member of the Bar, and then told her to deny that he had done so, has been reprimanded by a Bar disciplinary tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 27th July 2016

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Groundbreaking barrister sees race bias claim against BSB thrown out – Legal Futures

‘A barrister who claimed she was the victim of racial discrimination by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has lost her appeal against a ruling that her case was brought out of time.’

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Legal Futures, 26th July 2016

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High Court rejects solicitor’s bid to remove conditions on practising certificate – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has rejected a solicitor’s bid to overturn conditions placed on his practising certificate by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) – but also criticised the regulator for the time it has taken to act in the case.’

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Legal Futures, 25th July 2016

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High Court rejects appeal against PC conditions – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The High Court has refused an appeal by a London solicitor against conditions being placed on his practising certificate.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th July 2016

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Is London still ahead of the game? – Counsel

‘Khawar Qureshi QC provides an overview of recent trends and issues relating to the arbitral process’

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Counsel, July 2016

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

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