Ice cube punishment teacher James Eaton banned – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2014 in disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, teachers by sally

‘A teacher who punished pupils by making them put ice cubes in their underwear has been banned from teaching.’

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BBC News, 28th July 2014

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Catholic Church defrocks 52 priests for sex abuse – BBC News

Posted July 25th, 2014 in child abuse, clergy, disciplinary procedures, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Catholic Church in England and Wales has defrocked 52 priests for sexual abuse since 2001. The National Catholic Safeguarding Commission (NCSC) also said 465 sexual assault claims were made against clergy members between 2003 and 2012.’

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BBC News, 24th July 2014

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‘Arrogant’ barrister has contempt finding set aside – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A barrister accused of ‘breathtaking arrogance’ has had a contempt finding against him set aside, but been referred to the bar’s regulator.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd July 2014

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Police disciplinary hearings could be held in public, says Theresa May – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, police, whistleblowers by michael

‘A major shakeup of the police complaints and disciplinary system, including proposals to hold police disciplinary hearings in public, has been announced by the home secretary, Theresa May.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2014

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Solicitor suspended over boiler-room scam – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A solicitor involved in a boiler-room scam to push financial products to clients has been suspended from practice for 18 months.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th July 2014

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Teacher who jokingly threatened pupil with a knife banned for two years – The Guardian

‘A teacher who put his arm around a pupil’s neck while holding a knife and jokingly threatened to kill him for giving a wrong answer has been banned from the classroom for two years.’

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The Guardian, 17th July 2014

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Lib Dems reject Lord Rennard bid to overturn suspension – BBC News

‘Liberal Democrat officials have rejected an attempt by Lord Rennard to overturn his suspension from the party.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2014

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Police chiefs end clampdown on whistleblowers to the media – The Guardian

‘Police chiefs have ended a clampdown on whistleblowers to the media with a new code of ethics that puts officers under a “positive obligation” to challenge failings by their colleagues and their bosses.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2014

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‘Rude’ police officers to be formally punished under new rules – The Independent

‘Police officers who are rude to the public will face disciplinary action according to new rules, ministers are expected to announce next week.’

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The Independent, 12th July 2014

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Passport official suspended over ‘interrogation’ of gay applicant – The Guardian

‘The Home Office has suspended a passport official and ordered a disciplinary investigation after the employee subjected a gay father-of-two to a lengthy interrogation about his sexual history and the details of his adoptions in front of the man’s four-year-old son.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2014

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Appeal judges to hear BSB “misleading conduct” case – Legal Futures

‘The Court of Appeal is to hear a disciplinary case which led to the Bar Standards Board being accused by Lord Justice Moses of “misleading conduct”.’

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Legal Futures, 10th July 2014

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Avoiding the clinch: judicial respect for the rules inherent to sport – Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

‘In a recent bout in the High Court, the specificity of sporting disputes once again came to the fore. In Bruce Baker v British Boxing Board of Control [2014] EWHC 2074 (QB), 25 June 2014, Sir David Eady was faced with the old chestnut of a request for a court to interfere with a national sporting body’s decision to sanction one of its participants. One interim application later, and the BBBC was still standing.’

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Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 1st July 2014

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Barrister to be disbarred for dishonesty – Bar Standards Board

Posted June 25th, 2014 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, dismissal, news by sally

‘A barrister who lied about her employment status and history, with the intention of gaining financially, was last week ordered by an independent disciplinary tribunal to be disbarred from the profession.’

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Bar Standards Board, 24th June 2014

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Teacher’s sexual relationship with boy, 15 – BBC News

‘A former deputy headmaster is given a lifetime teaching ban for an “inappropriate sexual relationship” with a 15-year-old boy.’

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BBC News, 24th June 2014

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High Court: provision of reference containing details of uncompleted disciplinary action was “unfair” use of personal data – OUT-LAW.com

‘Whether it is “fair” to share an individual’s personal data for lawful public policy reasons requires a careful balancing of the interests of that individual and the interests of others, including the public interests, the High Court in England has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd June 2014

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Art teacher who headbutted pupil was able to keep working despite getting criminal record for attack – The Independent

‘A teacher who violently assaulted a child in the classroom was able to continue working despite being given a criminal record for the attack, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 8th June 2014

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Sean Rigg custody death officer quits Metropolitan Police – BBC News

‘The police watchdog has urged the Metropolitan Police to stop an officer quitting so he can face misconduct proceedings after a death in custody.’

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BBC News, 29th May 2014

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‘Plebgate’ police officer Susan Johnson dismissed – BBC News

‘A policewoman has become the fourth officer to be sacked over press leaks related to the “plebgate” affair.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2014

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BSB fails to have barrister’s costs reduced to LiP rate – Legal Futures

‘Barristers who successfully defend themselves in disciplinary proceedings can claim their costs at a rate higher than that of a normal litigant in person, the High Court has ruled in a largely unsuccessful judicial review brought by the Bar Standards Board (BSB).’

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Legal Futures, 19th May 2014

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Unsted Park ‘self-harm blades’ head teacher cleared – BBC News

‘A former head teacher who gave a girl at a special school equipment for self-harming has been cleared of unacceptable professional misconduct.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2014

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