So Long(more): An end to the re-formulated Ghosh test for dishonesty in professional disciplinary cases? – 4 King’s Bench Walk

Posted April 27th, 2016 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct by sally

‘In Hussain v GMC Lord Justice Longmore suggested the objective test for dishonesty in disciplinary proceedings should reflect the standards of members of the profession rather than the general public. That suggestion was taken up with varying degrees of enthusiasm by disciplinary panels, legal advisers and the courts. Andrew Granville Stafford argues that the recent Court of Appeal case of R v Hayes has effectively ended any need to apply the Longmore formulation.’

Full story

4 King’s Bench Walk, 27th April 2016

Source: www.4kbw.co.uk

Comments Off on So Long(more): An end to the re-formulated Ghosh test for dishonesty in professional disciplinary cases? – 4 King’s Bench Walk

Hillsborough inquest timeline: the long wait for justice – The Guardian

‘The families of the 96 people fatally injured at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final have been fighting for the truth for 27 years.’

Full story

The Guardian, 26th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Hillsborough inquest timeline: the long wait for justice – The Guardian

Constance Briscoe disbarred after being jailed for lying – The Guardian

‘One of Britain’s most high-profile legal figures, Constance Briscoe, must be disbarred as a barrister after being jailed for lying to police during the Chris Huhne speeding scandal, a tribunal has said.’

Full story

The Guardian, 15th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Constance Briscoe disbarred after being jailed for lying – The Guardian

NHS Christian worker loses appeal after ‘giving book to Muslim colleague’ – BBC News

‘A Christian health worker in the NHS has lost her appeal against a ruling which suspended her for giving a religious book to a Muslim colleague.’

Full story

BBC News, 7th April 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on NHS Christian worker loses appeal after ‘giving book to Muslim colleague’ – BBC News

Lord chief justice intervenes in case of judge suing MoJ for race discrimination – The Guardian

‘The lord chief justice has personally intervened in the case of a judge who is suing the government for racial discrimination.’

Full story

The Guardian, 7th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Lord chief justice intervenes in case of judge suing MoJ for race discrimination – The Guardian

NHS worker who gave Muslim colleague Christian book loses appeal against suspension – The Independent

‘A Christian NHS worker, who was suspended after giving a religious book to a Muslim colleague, has lost her appeal against a ruling that the decision was lawful.’

Full story

The Independent, 8th April 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off on NHS worker who gave Muslim colleague Christian book loses appeal against suspension – The Independent

Joe Marler: World Rugby bans prop for ‘Gypsy boy’ comment at Samson Lee – BBC News

Posted April 6th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, gipsies, news, racism, sport by tracey

‘England prop Joe Marler has been banned for two matches and fined £20,000 for calling Wales forward Samson Lee “Gypsy boy”.’

Full story

BBC News, 5th April 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on Joe Marler: World Rugby bans prop for ‘Gypsy boy’ comment at Samson Lee – BBC News

de Menezes: No individual prosecutions, but an effective investigation – ECtHR – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This week, the mosaic shrine adorning the wall outside Stockwell underground station once again became the focal point for difficult questions surrounding the police response the terrorist attacks of 2005.’

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 1st April 2016

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Comments Off on de Menezes: No individual prosecutions, but an effective investigation – ECtHR – UK Human Rights Blog

General Medical Council v Adeogba; General Medical Council v Visvardis – WLR Daily

Posted March 30th, 2016 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, doctors, law reports by sally

General Medical Council v Adeogba; General Medical Council v Visvardis [2016] EWCA Civ 162

‘In each of two cases, disciplinary proceedings were initiated by the General Medical Council (“the GMC”) against the respondent doctor. In neither case did the doctor concerned attend the disciplinary hearing. In the first case the doctor did not answer correspondence and did not attend the hearing because, knowing of the investigation and his time limited suspension, he left the United Kingdom and then failed to access the only means the GMC had to communicate with him. In the second case the doctor challenged the disciplinary process and refused to participate until his concerns had been addressed. Having considered the available evidence as to the reasons for non-attendance, in each case the separately constituted fitness to practise panel (“the panel”) determined to continue in the doctor’s absence under rule 31 of the General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise) Rules 2004 and, having examined and to some extent tested the evidence supporting the complaint, found the case proved in whole or in part. Both doctors were erased from the medical register. On appeal by the doctor in the first case, the judge, having admitted fresh evidence as to the reason for non-attendance, determined that the doctor could not have been aware of the hearing date and that the panel had been wrong to proceed in his absence. On appeal by the doctor in the second case, the judge found that there was no basis for the panel to conclude that the doctor would not attend in future if the matter were adjourned and had been wrong to proceed in his absence. In both cases, fresh hearings were ordered.’

WLR Daily, 16th March 2016

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Comments Off on General Medical Council v Adeogba; General Medical Council v Visvardis – WLR Daily

What are the Legal Obligations on Sports Clubs Looking to Dismiss an Underperforming Manager? – Littleton Chambers

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in clubs, disciplinary procedures, employment, news, sport by sally

‘The performance of sports managers is a constant subject of discussion both in the media and amongst fans, with many holding strong views over whether an individual is properly performing in their role.’

Full story

Littleton Chambers, 4th March 2016

Source: www.littletonchambers.com

Comments Off on What are the Legal Obligations on Sports Clubs Looking to Dismiss an Underperforming Manager? – Littleton Chambers

Former PCSO who raped child jailed for 11 years – The Guardian

‘A former police community support officer has been jailed for 11 years and four months after admitting raping a child and a bestiality offence.’

Full story

The Guardian, 21st March 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Former PCSO who raped child jailed for 11 years – The Guardian

Poppi Worthington’s father faces intimidation every day, coroner told – The Guardian

‘A father who was identified by a high court judge as having probably sexually assaulted his baby daughter shortly before she died may be allowed to give evidence from a secret location after facing daily intimidation, a pre-inquest hearing has heard.’

Full story

The Guardian, 18th March 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Poppi Worthington’s father faces intimidation every day, coroner told – The Guardian

Police guilty of misconduct over woman who died in cell – The Guardian

‘Two police officers and two members of police staff were found to have committed misconduct over the way they dealt with a “very vulnerable” woman who was found dead in a police cell.’

Full story

The Guardian, 18th March 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Police guilty of misconduct over woman who died in cell – The Guardian

Ethics on the bench and in the witness box: The Round-up – UK Human Rights Blog

‘A highly experienced magistrate – Richard Page – has been sacked for airing views opposing same-sex couples being allowed to adopt.’

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 16th March 2016

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Comments Off on Ethics on the bench and in the witness box: The Round-up – UK Human Rights Blog

Man given vasectomy by mistake after complaining about waiting times – Daily Telegraph

‘A hospital doctor who gave a man a vasectomy by mistake after he complaint about waiting for another procedure has admitted misconduct charges.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on Man given vasectomy by mistake after complaining about waiting times – Daily Telegraph

Battlelines drawn as shaken baby syndrome controversy set to run – The Guardian

‘Shaken baby syndrome is back in the news. Monday’s BBC Panorama programme focused on this most contentious of subjects and was itself prompted by the General Medical Council’s prosecution of Dr Waney Squier, a consultant neuropathologist who used to give evidence against those charged with injuring their baby but now provides expert evidence in their defence. On Friday she was found guilty by the GMC of giving “expert opinion evidence outside your field of expertise” in several cases that came before the criminal or family courts, and could be struck off the medical register as a result.’

Full story

The Guardian, 15th March 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Battlelines drawn as shaken baby syndrome controversy set to run – The Guardian

MPs break the rules ‘because they do not agree with them’, says standards watchdog Kathryn Hudson – Daily Telegraph

‘The comments will add further pressure on MPs to beef up the watchdog which polices their work, perhaps by giving members of the public a vote over decisions whether or not to reprimand errant MPs.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off on MPs break the rules ‘because they do not agree with them’, says standards watchdog Kathryn Hudson – Daily Telegraph

This shaken baby syndrome case is a dark day for science – and for justice – The Guardian

‘A leading doctor faces being struck off for challenging the theory about the infant condition. It’s like Galileo all over again.’

Full story

The Guardian, 14th March 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on This shaken baby syndrome case is a dark day for science – and for justice – The Guardian

Doctor who doubted shaken baby syndrome misled courts, panel rules – The Guardian

‘A Leading doctor who cast doubt on claims that parents had shaken their babies to death has been found guilty of misleading the courts.’

Full story

The Guardian, 11th March 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off on Doctor who doubted shaken baby syndrome misled courts, panel rules – The Guardian

John ‘Goldfinger’ Palmer murder: Essex Police officers disciplined – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, murder, news, police by tracey

‘Two police officers who were first on the scene when a notorious criminal was killed have been disciplined for failing to spot he had been shot.’

Full story

BBC News, 10th March 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off on John ‘Goldfinger’ Palmer murder: Essex Police officers disciplined – BBC News