High Court rejects Barnett’s appeal against strike-off – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has rejected an appeal by Richard Barnett, senior partner of collapsed conveyancing firm Barnetts, against his striking-off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 19th May 2016

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Man sentenced to eight years in prison for fatal 160mph crash – The Guardian

‘A motorist has been jailed for eight years after his passenger was killed when he crashed into a lorry while driving at more than 160mph.’

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The Guardian, 9th May 2016

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Magistrate sacked for opposing same-sex adoption is suspended by NHS – The Guardian

‘A Christian magistrate who was sacked after voicing his opposition to adoption by same-sex parents has been suspended as a non-executive director by an NHS trust.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2016

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Motorist with 51 points escapes driving ban – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 8th, 2016 in disqualification, driving licences, news, penalties, road traffic offences by tracey

‘A motorist with 51 penalty points – more than four times the permitted maximum – on their licence is still allowed on the road, it has been revealed. The driver, based in Oxford, is one of three in the UK with more than 40 points on their licence who have not been disqualified. The information was released by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) following a Freedom of Information request from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). It also shows that 3 million of the 45 million licence holders in the UK carry penalty points, of which 13 have accumulated 28 or more.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2015

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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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Indian lawyer disbarred from Inner Temple a century ago is reinstated – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2015 in barristers, disqualification, inns of court, news, professional conduct by sally

‘More than a century after being disbarred for advocating independence for India, the nationalist leader and barrister Shyamji Krishna Varma has been posthumously reinstated by London’s Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.’

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The Guardian, 11th November 2015

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Wirral cat killer who broke a puppy’s jaw is jailed – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2015 in animal cruelty, costs, disqualification, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed a cat and broke a puppy’s jaw has been jailed and banned from keeping animals for life.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2015

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Slide fetish man banned from children’s playgrounds – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 22nd, 2015 in children, costs, disqualification, fines, news, outraging public decency by sally

‘Christopher Johnson, 46, admits simulating a sexual act with a slide in Coventry and is handed a three-year community order.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2015

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Barrister loses appeal against disbarment for misconduct over illness claim – Legal Futures

‘The Visitors of the Inns of Court have thrown out appeals by a barrister against three disciplinary tribunal rulings, including one which disbarred him for seeking an adjournment of his case on grounds of ill-health, although he was found acting in a trial just days later.’

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Legal Futures, 15th September 2015

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Teachers struck off after being caught having sex in school – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2015 in disciplinary procedures, disqualification, news, professional conduct, teachers by tracey

‘Two teachers who had sex in a school have been banned from teaching.’

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The Guardian, 9th September 2015

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‘National living wage’ dodgers face higher penalties – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2015 in company directors, disqualification, employment, fines, news, penalties, remuneration by sally

‘Employers who fail to pay the new “national living wage” face increased fines under a crackdown on non-compliance announced by David Cameron.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2015

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Former lawyers convicted of providing illegal immigration advice – Legal Futures

‘A former solicitor and barrister have both been convicted and sentenced by magistrates for the providing unregulated immigration advice and services.’
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Legal Futures, 20th August 2015

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‘Monkey gestures’ Middlesbrough fan found guilty – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2015 in costs, disqualification, fines, news, public order, racism, sport by sally

‘A Middlesbrough fan who made “monkey gestures” towards three black footballers at a Championship match has been fined and given a banning order.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2015

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Woman jailed for strangling dog using collar and wrapping muzzle in duct tape – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2015 in animal cruelty, costs, disqualification, news, sentencing by sally

‘Hayley Cowan buries Staffordshire bull terrier in shallow grave in case described by RSPCA as ‘one of most harrowing and distressing cases to date’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2015

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Female PE teacher banned from the classroom for life for having sex with 15-year-old female pupil – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 17th, 2015 in disqualification, news, sexual grooming by sally

‘A games coach at a top boarding school has been banned from teaching after she had lesbian sex with one of her 15-year-old pupils at her parent’s house.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2015

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Newark street racers jailed for high-speed crash death – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2015 in dangerous driving, disqualification, homicide, news by sally

‘Two speeding drivers have been jailed for killing a man as they raced at high speed through a town centre.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2015

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Heathfield man who mixed explosives in coffee grinder sentenced – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2015 in disqualification, explosives, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A man who had so many homemade fireworks he could have blown up his house has been given a suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2015

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Midwife struck off for misconduct after deaths of two babies – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2015 in birth, disqualification, midwives, news, professional conduct, tribunals by sally

‘A former midwife whose actions were said to have contributed to the deaths of two babies is to be struck off, a misconduct tribunal has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2015

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Motorist escapes jail after three-year-old is crushed to death by Land Rover trailer – Daily Telegraph

‘The heartbroken family of a three-year-old boy crushed to death by a runaway trailer yesterday branded the motorist’s sentence a “joke” after he escaped prison.

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd April 2015

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London black cab driver jailed for sex attacks on sleeping women – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2015 in disqualification, London, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, taxis by sally

‘A black cab driver who sexually assaulted two women who fell asleep in his taxi has been jailed for 10 years.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2015

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