Wakefield Prison nurse Karen Cosford struck off register – BBC News

‘A prison nurse who had an affair with a rapist at Wakefield Prison has been ordered to be struck off the register.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2014

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Police officer sacked over Twitter account which called force bosses ‘scum’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 15th, 2014 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, internet, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘A police officer who allegedly sent more than 800 tweets criticising his force and called bosses “lower than slime” has been sacked. Tony Ryan, 33, was found to be the face behind @TheBritishCop – a Twitter account which claimed senior figures within Avon and Somerset Police treated “hard-working staff like garbage”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2014

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Nursing and Midwifery Council v Kidd and another – WLR Daily

Posted April 9th, 2014 in disciplinary procedures, law reports, midwives, nurses, service, time limits by sally

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Kidd and another [2014] EWHC 847 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 155

‘Where the Nursing and Midwifery Council applied to the High Court under article 31(8) and (9) of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 for the extension of an interim suspension order, the respondent affected by the order should ordinarily receive a minimum of seven calendar days notice of the application.’

WLR Daily, 26th March 2014

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Call for QC reaccreditation as QASA challenge staggers on – Legal Futures

‘The possibility of introducing re-accreditation for QCs, meaning that silk would no longer be a permanent appointment, and a power to strip them of the rank in the event of misconduct, was floated last week.’

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Legal Futures, 7th April 2014

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Regulating Health Care Professionals – Law Commission

‘A single clear and consistent legal framework is needed to enable the regulators of health professionals in the UK to modernise and continue to uphold their duty to protect public safety, according to the three Law Commissions of the UK.’

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Law Commission, 2nd April 2014

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

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NHS ‘bad eggs’ could be struck off under new regulation plans drawn up by the Law Commission in response to Mid-Staffs scandal – The Independent

‘NHS staff who perform poorly in their job could face being struck off, under wide-ranging plans drawn up by the Law Commission.’

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The Independent, 2nd April 2014

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Mid-Staffs scandal: Nursing and Midwifery Council criticised – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2014 in auditors, disciplinary procedures, midwives, news, nurses, reports, standards by sally

‘The Nursing and Midwifery Council is facing more criticism over its handling of disciplinary cases in a report by the Professional Standards Authority.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2014

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Solicitors Regulation Authority ‘not racist’ but black solicitors treated harshly – The Independent

‘The body that investigates solicitors has been cleared of institutional racism despite an independent inquiry concluding that it disproportionately pursues black and minority ethnic (BME) lawyers for alleged wrongdoing.’

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The Independent, 14th March 2014

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Flawed SRA investigation leads tribunal to strike out case – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has taken the unusual step of striking out a case against two solicitors in the middle of the hearing, after the integrity of the investigation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) was thrown into question.’

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Legal Futures, 14th March 2014

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Solicitor coroner struck off over £2m theft from clients to fund lavish lifestyle – Legal Futures

Posted March 12th, 2014 in compensation, costs, disciplinary procedures, executors, fraud, news, solicitors, theft, wills by tracey

‘A Gloucestershire solicitor who also served as the county’s coroner has been struck off after taking nearly £2m from clients to fund an extravagant lifestyle.’

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Legal Futures, 11th March 2014

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Teachers need ‘clearer’ social networking rules, unions say – BBC News

‘Teachers using social media websites should receive clearer guidance, unions have said, in the wake of several high profile disciplinary cases.’

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BBC News, 12th March 2014

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Jeffrey Davies’s colleagues sacked for gross misconduct – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2014 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct, victims by tracey

‘Two South Wales Police officers have been sacked after an investigation into how a colleague sexually assaulted domestic violence victims.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2014

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Senior police officer faces jail after fraud scam – Daily Telegraph

‘A senior police officer has been sacked and could face a jail sentence after she was caught scamming high street stores out of hundreds of pounds. Tanya Brookes was a chief inspector at Surrey Police when she committed “an extensive range of petty frauds” against household names including The White Company and Boots.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2014

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Why the FA banned Anelka for 5 games – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted March 10th, 2014 in disciplinary procedures, news, penalties, racism, sport by sally

‘The FA has just published the written reasons of the Regulatory Commission chaired by Christopher Quinlan QC considering the disciplinary proceedings against the Player Nicolas Anelka for making the alleged anti-Semitic “quenelle” salute during a Premier League game. The Commission decided to ban Anelka for 5 matches, fine him and order him to attend a compulsory education course.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 10th March 2014

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‘Sexually motivated’ doctor Srinivas Yenugula struck off – BBC News

‘A doctor whose treatment of some female patients was ruled to be sexually motivated has been struck off the medical register.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2014

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COIC tribunals review: progress update – Bar Standards Board

Posted March 5th, 2014 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, inns of court, news, tribunals by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board has today [3 March] published an update on the contract management arrangements relating to COIC/BTAS (Council of the Inns of Court / Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service) and the progress against the recommendations set out in the Browne report of 2012.’

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Bar Stardards Board, 3rd March 2014

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Fake barrister struck off after complaints – Daily Telegraph

‘Yvonne Turley, 50, who claimed to be an employment law specialist, held meetings with her clients in McDonalds’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2014

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Barrister who falsified qualifications disbarred after mitigation was thrown into question – Legal Futures

‘A barrister who made national headlines after it was discovered he had falsified his educational qualifications and attainments was disbarred on appeal because of fresh evidence that undermined his mitigation, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 4th March 2014

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Barend Delport: Sex assault GP struck off register – BBC News

Posted February 28th, 2014 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, professional conduct, sexual offences by sally

‘A GP who took intimate pictures of women and children who were his patients has been struck off the medical register.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2014

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Insolvency practitioners to be prevented from charging by the hour under new proposals – OUT-LAW.com

‘Administrators and other insolvency practitioners (IPs) could be prevented from charging an hourly rate for their services and could instead have to base their fees on a percentage of property dealt with under plans put forward for consultation by the Government.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th February 2014

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