George Verrier death: Two Met Police constables dismissed – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, homicide, misfeasance in public office, news, police by tracey

‘Two Met Police constables have been dismissed for gross misconduct after a teenager died when he was punched in south-east London in September 2013.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2016

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Tribunal rules against doctor who made 99 claims against NHS – The Guardian

‘The conduct of a doctor who began 99 employment tribunal claims against the NHS in eight months fell “far below the standards to be expected” and was likely to “erode public confidence in the profession”, a disciplinary tribunal has ruled.
The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) found Dr Farhan Hussain Zaidi’s fitness to practice was impaired by his misconduct and imposed conditions on his registration for 12 months.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2016

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Detective cleared over Plebgate meeting with Andrew Mitchell – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘A highly-commended detective has been cleared of giving a misleading account to the public of what was said during a meeting with the MP Andrew Mitchell over the Plebgate affair.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2016

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SDT fines Berezovsky solicitor over fee deal for Abramovich case – Legal Futures

Posted January 29th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, fees, fines, news, solicitors by tracey

‘A solicitor involved in the 2011 litigation between Russian oligarchs Boris Berezovsky and Roman Abramovich has been fined £50,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) for entering into what was then an unlawful contingency fee agreement, under which he would have netted tens of millions of pounds had Mr Berezovsky succeeded.’

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Legal Futures, 29th January 2016

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Poppi Worthington death file to be reviewed by CPS – BBC News

‘Prosecutors are to review the death of Poppi Worthington after a family court judge ruled her father sexually assaulted her before she died.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2016

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Poppi Worthington’s father flees abroad following death threats – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2016 in child abuse, disciplinary procedures, evidence, families, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘A father who was publicly identified by a high court judge for sexually assaulting his baby daughter shortly before she died has fled abroad after receiving death threats, his family has said.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2016

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SDT anonymity ruling “breached principle of open justice”, High Court rules – Legal Futures

A decision by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) to grant retrospective anonymity to a solicitor who had only been found guilty of a technical rule breach flouted the principle of open justice, the High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 18th January 2016

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Moyo v Nursing and Midwifery Council – WLR Daily

Moyo v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2015] EWHC 3547 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 555

‘In fitness to practise hearings there was no formal burden or standard of proof at the sanction stage of the proceedings; rather it was for the panel to use its own professional judgment to decide what sanction would be proportionate in order to protect the public interest, which included: (1) protection of patients and others; (2) maintenance of public confidence in the professions and the regulatory body; and (3) declaring and upholding proper standards of conduct and behaviour.’

WLR Daily, 10th December 2015

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Nearly 300 British veterans face investigation over alleged Iraq war crimes – The Guardian

‘Nearly 300 British personnel who served in Iraq have been contacted by investigators looking into allegations of war crimes, with some of them facing interrogation on their doorsteps, officials have said.’

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The Guardian, 9th January 2015

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Lawyers face prospect of being struck off over Iraq abuse claims – Daily Telegraph

‘Leigh Day, Britain’s leading human rights law firm, is facing a disciplinary inquiry over the shredding of a document which could have halted a £31m inquiry into false allegations of murder and torture by British troops.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th January 2016

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‘Trojan horse’ headteacher receives lifetime ban for professional misconduct – The Guardian

‘A headteacher who was accused of misconduct in the so-called Trojan horse scandal in Birmingham has been banned indefinitely from teaching after being found guilty of professional misconduct.’
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The Guardian, 4th January 2016

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Plebgate police inspector guilty of misconduct, disciplinary panel rules – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2015 in complaints, defamation, disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘A Police Federation official accused of giving a misleading account of a meeting with Plebgate row MP Andrew Mitchell has been found guilty of breaching standards of professional behaviour.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2015

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BSB metes out hefty punishment to pupil who copied skeleton for moot – Legal Futures

Posted December 16th, 2015 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, plagiarism, professional conduct by sally

‘A pupil barrister who dishonestly copied his skeleton argument for a moot has been reprimanded and fined £1,000 by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) – the strongest penalty meted out directly by the regulator this year.’

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Legal Futures, 16th December 2015

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Surge in prison disciplinary hearings ‘feeding vicious cycle’ – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2015 in disciplinary procedures, news, prisons, statistics, young offenders by sally

‘The number of punishment hearings held inside prisons has risen by 24% in the past year with almost 160,000 extra days – or 438 years – of imprisonment imposed on inmates, according to a report.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2015

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Teacher clears name after being wrongly convicted of clipping unruly pupil – Daily Telegraph

‘Maths and German teacher Regina Hungerford, 54, overturns her conviction for hitting a pupil on appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2015

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Reprimand and fine for barrister who admitted talking to jurors after trial – Legal Futures

‘A barrister who admitted that he had talked to jurors at Basildon Railway Station after a trial has been reprimanded and fined £300 by a Bar disciplinary tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 25th November 2015

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Probate manager who admitted 140 “improper withdrawals” from client accounts blamed pressure of work – Legal Futures

‘A probate manager who admitting making 140 “improper withdrawals” over a period of 11 years, resulting in a client account shortage of £730,000, has been banned from working for law firms.

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Legal Futures, 17th November 2015

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‘Trojan Horse’: Park View pupils ‘fed diet of Islam’ – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2015 in disciplinary procedures, education, Islam, news, professional conduct, teachers by tracey

‘Teachers at the school at the centre of the “Trojan Horse” scandal fed pupils “on a diet of Islam” and isolated them from British society, a panel found. Akeel Ahmed, 41, and Inamulhaq Anwar, 34, denied stepping up religious influence in education at Park View Academy in Birmingham. But a professional conduct panel found against them.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2015

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GMC calls for tougher powers to check European doctors’ skills – The Guardian

‘EU rules governing the checks that UK authorities can make on doctors still have major weaknesses seven years after a patient safety scandal revealed catastrophic flaws in the system, according to Britain’s medical regulator.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2015

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Suspension for barrister who appeared in court without practising certificate – Legal Futures

Posted November 16th, 2015 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, news by sally

‘A Bar disciplinary tribunal has suspended barrister Martin Wynne Jones for three months for representing clients in court without a practising certificate.’

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Legal Futures, 13th November 2015

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