Disciplinary round-up: fine for firm which failed to make client’s visa application and then lost his passport – Legal Futures

‘A north London law firm has been rebuked for misleading its client into thinking that it had made a visa application on his behalf.’

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Legal Futures, 13th January 2017

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Supply teacher reprimanded for taping ‘fidgeting’ eight-year-old child to a chair – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 13th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, news, restraint, teachers by tracey

‘A supply teacher who taped the bare ankles of a “fidgeting” eight-year-old boy to a chair for “a joke” has received a reprimand.’

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Daily telegraph, 12th January 2017

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Judge cleared of misconduct after calling racist thug a ‘bit of a c—‘ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 10th, 2017 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, judges, news, racism, trials by sally

‘A judge who called a racist thug a “bit of a c—” after he launched a foul-mouthed tirade at her has been cleared of misconduct.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2017

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UK justice system is racist, suggests one of Britain’s only non-white judges – The Independent

Posted January 10th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, judges, news, racism by sally

‘Britain’s justice system is racist and should not be trusted by ethnic minorities, one of the UK’s only black judges has suggested.’

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The Independent, 10th January 2017

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Black judge claims he was discriminated against by disciplinary panel – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, judges, judiciary, news, race discrimination, racism by sally

‘A disciplinary panel has recommended that a prominent black judge should receive both an apology and “formal advice” – a dressing down – after its members found he committed misconduct in a speech he made referring to a fellow judge and that the matter had not been handled well.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2017

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Iraq War: Lawyer admits misconduct over Army abuse claims – BBC News

‘A human rights lawyer who brought murder and torture claims against UK troops has admitted misconduct charges.’

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BBC News, 8th December 2016

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Exclusive: High Court lambasts BSB for “seriously mishandling” disciplinary case – Legal Futures

Posted November 28th, 2016 in barristers, case management, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors, tribunals by tracey

‘The High Court has overturned a disciplinary finding against a barrister after finding that the Bar Standards Board “seriously mishandled” the case.’

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Legal Futures, 28th November 2016

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‘Vexatious’ barrister loses High Court appeal against disbarment – Legal Futures

‘A barrister who was disbarred after the Employment Appeal Tribunal made a ‘restriction of proceedings’ order (RPO) to prevent him bringing further vexatious claims, has had his appeal to the High Court rejected.’

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Legal Futures, 18th November 2016

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High Court: Time to consider lowering burden of proof in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal – Legal Futures

‘It is time to consider lowering the burden of proof used by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) from the criminal to the civil standard, Sir Brian Leveson, the president of the Queen’s Bench Division has said.’

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Legal Futures, 11th November 2016

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Doctor who tried to start an affair with his patient’s wife is struck off – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 11th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘A doctor who tried to start an affair with his patient’s wife after he admitted his marriage was in crisis has been struck off.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th November 2016

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Solicitor who forged bank statements and QC’s opinion struck off – Legal Futures

Posted November 7th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, forgery, news, solicitors by sally

‘A solicitor has been struck off after taking hundreds of thousands of pounds in client money and covering his tracks by forging a host of documents – from bank statements to building regulations certificates – and also falsifying leading counsel’s opinion.’

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Legal Futures, 7th November 2016

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Shaken baby evidence doctor reinstated – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2016 in child abuse, disciplinary procedures, doctors, evidence, expert witnesses, news by tracey

‘A doctor struck off the medical register for the evidence she gave in so-called “shaken baby” cases, has been reinstated.’

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BBC News, 3rd November 2016

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Lawyer rebuked for gloating at ‘win’ over parents seeking special needs support – The Guardian

‘he lawyer who sent a series of tweets gloating at a tribunal victory over parents who were trying to get specialist support for an autistic child has been given an official rebuke by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2016

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Barrister disbarred over antisemitic and racist tweets – Legal Futures

Posted October 31st, 2016 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, internet, news, racism by sally

‘A barrister who sent out a series of anti-semitic and racist tweets has been disbarred by a Bar disciplinary tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 28th October 2016

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Solicitor accepts rebuke for involvement in £2m SDLT schemes – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor involved in conveyancing transactions that resulted in the non-payment of £2m in stamp duty land tax (SDLT) has accepted a rebuke from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).’

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Legal Futures, 24th October 2016

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Solicitor banned for nine-fold overcharging of deceased clients – Law Society Gazette

Posted October 24th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, forgery, news, solicitors by michael

‘A solicitor who misappropriated money from deceased clients’ estates over several years and created a ‘work of fiction’ to confuse investigators has been struck off.”

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Law Society Gazette, 24th October 2016

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Should Waney Squier have been struck off over shaken baby syndrome? – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2016 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, doctors, expert witnesses, news by sally

‘A doctor who disputed the existence of shaken baby syndrome has said she was struck off because her views challenged the establishment. Now she is appealing against the decision, as John Sweeney explains.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2016

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High court overturns lifetime bans for Trojan horse teachers – The Guardian

Posted October 14th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, Islam, news, teachers by sally

‘The high court has thrown out the lifetime bans imposed by the Department for Education on two teachers caught up in the Trojan horse controversy.’

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The Guardian, 13th October 2016

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High Court rules Jermaine Baker police officer can retire – BBC News

‘A senior officer involved in a Met operation in which a man was shot dead by police is being allowed to retire, despite being under investigation.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2016

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Disgraced GP avoids prison over video of man having sex with snake – Daily Telegraph

‘A disgraced doctor has avoided prison after being convicted for a second time of having a stash of “extreme” pornography, including a video of a man having sex with a snake.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th September 2016

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