Regina v Langley – WLR Daily

Posted June 19th, 2014 in crime, disqualification, driving licences, firearms, law reports, sentencing by sally

Regina v Langley [2014] WLR (D) 238

‘Older authorities on sentencing had to be considered in the light of the requirement in section 125 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 that definitive sentencing guidelines had to be followed. Further, the power in section 147 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 to impose a disqualification from driving was exercisable in relation to a conspiracy to rob where the defendant was the getaway driver.’

WLR Daily, 12th June 2014

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Kaneria’s life ban upheld – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted May 8th, 2014 in appeals, arbitration, disqualification, news, sport by tracey

‘The Commercial Court has dismissed a challenge by Pakistani international bowler Danish Kaneria to a lifetime ban upheld by the Appeal Panel of the England & Wales Cricket Board’s Disciplinary Commission (“ECB”).’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 7th May 2014

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Danish Kaneria’s life ban from cricket upheld by the high court – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2014 in appeals, costs, disciplinary procedures, disqualification, news, sport by tracey

‘Danish Kaneria, the former Essex and Pakistan spinner who was given a life ban after a disciplinary panel concluded that he had encouraged a team-mate to underperform, has lost a high court fight with the England and Wales Cricket Board.’

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The Guardian, 6th May 2014

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Tougher sentences for banned drivers who cause deaths – BBC News

‘Tougher sentences for banned drivers who cause death on the roads and a new offence of causing serious injury while disqualified are to be introduced.’

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BBC News, 6th May 2014

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‘Short-sighted’ driver jailed over death of woman, 93 – BBC News

‘A short-sighted motorist has been jailed for killing a pedestrian after driving at 15mph (24km/h) wearing his wrong glasses.’

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BBC News, 28th April 2014

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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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Reoffending reforms – no refinement of relevance – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 11th, 2014 in criminal records, disclosure, disqualification, employment, news, rehabilitation by tracey

‘The Government has today announced their long-awaited reforms to disclosure of previous convictions for rehabilitated offenders.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 10th March 2014

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Sharmila Mistry cleared of Leicester pushchair crash deaths – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2014 in careless driving, disqualification, driving licences, fines, homicide, news by tracey

‘A woman involved in a crash in which two toddlers in pushchairs were killed has been cleared of causing their deaths by careless driving.’

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BBC News, 10th 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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CS gas canister barrister to be disbarred – Bar Standards Board

‘A barrister who failed to disclose previous criminal convictions for possessing CS gas and wilfully obstructing the police is to be disbarred, following an independent public disciplinary tribunal.’

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Bar Standards Board, 10th February 2014

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Birmingham fake money: Four jailed for £1.3m counterfeit scam – BBC News

‘Four men have been jailed for making more than £1.3m worth of counterfeit £10 notes.’

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BBC News, 13th January 2014

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Driver using no hands at 60mph banned for one year – The Guardian

‘A man has been banned from driving after he was videoed by police driving with his hands behind his head at 60mph.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2013

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Misleading once? The Times lawyer, Leveson and a signal sent – Legal Week

‘I don’t really know what to think about the outcome of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) hearing into the case of Alistair Brett, the former legal manager of The Times. Here was a man plainly admired by many in the media law world. Many watched with spine-tingling horror as his reputation disintegrated under cross-examination at the Leveson inquiry (you can still watch it online). But for that, he may well have escaped prosecution, let alone censure. It is a rare day that sees someone’s litigation tactics scrutinised under cross-examination by a QC and a Court of Appeal judge.’

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Legal Week, 10th December 2013

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Suspension ordered for ‘win at all costs’ Times solicitor – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Times newspaper’s former legal director is to be suspended from practising for six months from 16 December after a Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal hearing ruled that he had knowingly allowed a court to be misled through his “win at all costs” approach.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th December 2013

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Surgeon struck off for lying about removing brain tumour – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 26th, 2013 in disciplinary procedures, disqualification, doctors, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘A neurosurgeon who falsely told a woman he had removed her brain tumour, and then tried to cover up his lie, has been struck off.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th November 2013

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Third time unlucky for solicitor as High Court rejects challenge to strike-off – Legal Futures

‘It was third time unlucky for a solicitor whose striking-off had twice been overturned by the High Court, as Mr Justice Mostyn yesterday rejected his challenge to the latest decision to remove him from the roll.’

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Legal Futures, 21st November 2013

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Barrister disbarred for assisting forgery – Bar Standards Board

‘A public disciplinary tribunal has ordered the disbarment of a barrister for acting in a way that was dishonest or otherwise discreditable to a barrister, after he witnessed, and attested to, the forged signatures of both the seller and buyer during a sale of land.’

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Bar Standards Board, 20th November 2013

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Proving Match Fixing: Lessons from the Stephen Lee case – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

“The career-ending 12 year ban imposed on World No.8 snooker player Stephen Lee in September this year shook the snooker world. But the Decision of the sports disciplinary tribunal holds an important lesson for the fight against sport-fixing more generally.”

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 18th November 2013

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Barrister disbarred for endangering police helicopter – Bar Standards Board

“A public disciplinary tribunal has ordered the disbarment of a barrister for acting in a manner likely to endanger a police helicopter and its passengers.”

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Bar Standards Board, 12th November 2013

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