“Fundamentally decent” partner broke rules to keep firm afloat while waiting for legal aid payments – Legal Futures

Posted August 26th, 2015 in client accounts, disciplinary procedures, legal aid, news, solicitors by sally

‘A former president of Bolton Law Society, described by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) as a “fundamentally decent man”, made 61 improper transfers from client account and used a personal credit card to keep his firm afloat.’

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Legal Futures, 26th August 2015

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BSB seeks power to fine barristers cleared by disciplinary tribunals – Legal Futures

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is seeking the power to impose fines of up to £1,000 on barristers cleared by disciplinary tribunals, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 21st August 2015

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Police officers could have to give ‘face-to-face apologies’ for unwarranted stop and searches – The Independent

Posted August 18th, 2015 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, stop and search by sally

‘People who are stopped and searched for no good reason should receive a personal apology from the officers concerned, to help restore public confidence in the police.’

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The Independent, 18th August 2015

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Bar disciplinary tribunal to rehear disbarment overturned by Court of Appeal – Legal Futures

Posted August 17th, 2015 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, news, tribunals by sally

‘A long-running disciplinary case involving accusations that a barrister forged client care letters must be heard again, the Visitors to the Inns of Court have ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 17th August 2015

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Explosives haul nurse Joanne Morris struck off – BBC News

Posted August 17th, 2015 in disciplinary procedures, explosives, news, nurses by sally

‘A nurse who was jailed for amassing a hoard of ammunition and explosives has been struck off.’

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BBC News, 16th August 2015

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‘Panicked’ assistant solicitor fabricated counsel’s advice and expert reports – Legal Futures

An assistant solicitor has admitted to having “fabricated” advice from counsel, two expert reports and a series of letters on a medical negligence case because she felt “completely panicked and couldn’t see a way out”.
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Legal Futures, 11th August 2015

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IPCC: officers should face disciplinary hearings over Plebgate meeting – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2015 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘Two Police Federation officials who were accused by MPs of giving misleading evidence about the Plebgate affair should face disciplinary hearings for gross misconduct, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has decided.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2015

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Barristers braced for new direct access push – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 13th, 2015 in barristers, costs, disciplinary procedures, internet, news, solicitors by tracey

‘Solicitors must come to terms with more competition from the bar, the chief executive of the Bar Council has told the Gazette, as the body ramps up support for barristers who want to take instructions direct from the public.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 13th July 2015

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Suspended chief constable found guilty of eight misconduct charges – The Guardian

‘A chief constable suspended for a more than a year after being accused of “inappropriate advances” to women has been found guilty of eight charges of misconduct but is to be allowed to return to work.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2015

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Bar regulator consults on reforms to the disciplinary tribunal system – Bar Standards Board

Posted July 8th, 2015 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, news, regulations, tribunals by sally

‘In an open consultation, launched today, the bar regulator is seeking views on proposals to reform the disciplinary tribunal system.’

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Bar Standards Board, 7th July 2015

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Primary school teacher struck off for praising Isil murder of Alan Henning – Daily Telegraph

‘A primary school teacher has been banned from the classroom for life after praising Isil for beheading aid worker Alan Henning in string of offensive social media posts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2015

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Tom Crone: News of the World lawyer faces investigation by Bar – The Independent

‘Tom Crone, the lawyer responsible for the legal affairs of the News of the World during the height of the phone-hacking scandal, is being investigated by the barristers’ regulator.’

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The Independent, 28th June 2015

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Policeman who slept with rape victim to dodge gross misconduct charge – The Guardian

‘Decision to let DS Robert Dawson retire contradicts new regulations by Theresa May to stop officers avoiding disciplinary action by quitting the force.’

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The Guardian, 24th June 2015

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Woman ‘wins £37,000 damages’ after she was strip-searched and left naked by Met police – The Independent

‘A woman, who was forcibly strip-searched by police officers then left naked in a custody cell while cameras broadcast her image, has won £37,000 in damages from the Metropolitan Police, the Guardian has reported.’

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The Independent, 14th June 2015

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Racist headteacher who called parents ‘b—–s’ banned from the classroom – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 12th, 2015 in disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, racism, teachers by sally

‘Hearing is told bullying head Anupe Hanch, 49, asked a special needs pupil: ‘Do you want to become a paedophile?”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th June 2015

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Daniel Pelka death: Doctor ‘fit to practise’, panel rules – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2015 in child abuse, child neglect, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by sally

‘A GP who did not act adequately over concerns raised about starved schoolboy Daniel Pelka remains fit to practise, a disciplinary panel has ruled.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2015

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Surge in number of prisoners killing themselves in solitary confinement revealed by report – The Independent

‘The number of prisoners who take their own lives in solitary confinement has reached a nine-year high with the death toll including a man who hanged himself after officers refused to give him a book, a report has disclosed today.’

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The Independent, 9th June 2015

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Habib Ullah death: Seven-year wait for conduct hearing – BBC News

‘The actions of five officers during and after the death of a father-of-three will be aired in public later. Until recently, nearly every police disciplinary hearing was held behind closed doors.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2015

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Daniel Pelka death: Doctor ‘lacked urgency’ – BBC News

Posted June 2nd, 2015 in child abuse, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by sally

‘A GP should have been “more proactive” after concerns were raised about a four-year-old boy a month before he was killed, a disciplinary panel has heard.’

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BBC News, 2nd June 2015

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Police officer jailed for eight months for assaulting student at London protest – The Guardian

‘A police officer who knocked part of a man’s tooth out with his riot shield during a student protest in 2010 has been sentenced to eight months in prison.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2015

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