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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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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Care officers subjected youngsters to ‘degrading treatment, racist comments’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Care officers at a secure detention centre for young offenders were found to be taking drugs at work, smuggling in “inappropriate” DVDs as Ofsted rates them inadequate.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2015

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High Court: Tribunal right to disbar barrister who drafted false grounds of appeal – Legal Futures

Posted May 20th, 2015 in barristers, drafting, news, professional conduct, tribunals by sally

‘The High Court has upheld the disbarment of a barrister accused of drafting false grounds of appeal for a client found guilty on drugs charges.’
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Legal Futures, 19th May 2015

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Staffordshire doctor’s ‘sexual touching’ was misconduct – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2015 in doctors, news, professional conduct by sally

‘A doctor who inappropriately touched two midwives while on duty has been found guilty of misconduct.’

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BBC News, 19th May 2015

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Student restrained by police died from neglect, inquest finds – The Guardian

‘A student who was detained under the Mental Health Act died as a result of neglect by police officers and ambulance staff who forcibly restrained him and left him handcuffed for hours on a hospital floor, an inquest jury has found.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2015

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BSB seeks power to shut down chambers – Legal Futures

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has proposed that it should be given, for the first time, the power to intervene in barristers’ practices and chambers.’

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Legal Futures, 15th May 2015

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PC Adam Rushton is jailed for sexual misconduct – BBC News

Posted May 5th, 2015 in data protection, news, police, professional conduct, sentencing by sally

‘A police officer who had sex with vulnerable women while on duty has been jailed for three years.’
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BBC News, 1st May 2015

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The Professions: Power, Privilege and Legal Liability – Speech by Lord Justice Jackson

Posted April 30th, 2015 in legal profession, negligence, news, professional conduct, speeches by sally

The Professions: Power, Privilege and Legal Liability (PDF)

Speech by Lord Justice Jackson

Professional Negligence Bar Association, 21st April 2015

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Jackson: ‘Professional negligence’ could disappear as attitudes to professionals change – Legal Futures

Posted April 28th, 2015 in negligence, news, professional conduct, speeches by sally

‘Professional negligence as a discrete body of law could disappear if restrictions on the liability of professionals continue to be swept aside as social attitudes towards them also change, Lord Justice Jackson has predicted.’

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Legal Futures, 28th April 2015

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High Court judge urges commercial practitioners to cut out the insults – Litigation Futures

Posted April 17th, 2015 in barristers, costs, news, professional conduct, solicitors by sally

‘There is an “urgent need for commercial practitioners to bring a sense of proportion” to hard-fought litigation, a High Court judge said yesterday as he called on lawyers to bring down, rather than raise, the temperature of disputes.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th April 2015

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Banker dubbed ‘Crazy Miss Cokehead’ awarded £3.2m for sexual harassment – Daily Telegraph

‘Cambridge graduate Svetlana Lokhova in cash payout from London branch of Sberbank CIB after being driven to mental breakdown by bullying colleagues.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th April 2015

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Christian NHS worker appeals ruling she ‘bullied’ Muslim colleague by praying for her – Daily Telegraph

‘Lawyers for Victoria Wasteney lodge appeal against tribunal, claiming human rights were breached when she was disciplined after claims she tried to convert Enya Nawaz.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th April 2015

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Judges Behaving Badly? – No. 5 Chambers

Posted March 19th, 2015 in employment tribunals, judiciary, news, professional conduct, recusal, tribunals by sally

‘Irvine Maccabe discusses practical issues and strategies to consider in relation to recusal, judicial misconduct and transcripts.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 12th January 2015

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Three judges removed and a fourth resigns for viewing pornography at work – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2015 in disciplinary procedures, judges, news, pornography, professional conduct by sally

‘Three judges have been removed and a fourth has resigned following an investigation into an allegation that they viewed pornographic material on office computers.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2015

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Justice watchdog sued by wrongly convicted man who spent 17 years in prison for attempted rape – The Independent

‘A man who spent 17 years in prison for attempted rape before having his conviction quashed on the basis of a DNA test is suing the miscarriage of justice watchdog for negligence. It is claimed the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) repeatedly failed to undertake forensic analysis of the victim’s clothing, instead relying on the assurances of the same police force that investigated the case.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2015

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Tougher standards for UK senior bankers will come into force from March 2016 – OUT-LAW.com

‘A new regulatory regime, designed to make it easier for senior managers of UK banks and building societies to be held accountable for failings in their area of responsibility will come into force in one year’s time, the government has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th March 2015

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Plymouth Taser officer cleared of misconduct – BBC News

Posted March 9th, 2015 in inquests, news, police, professional conduct, weapons by tracey

‘A police officer who Tasered a petrol-soaked man who then caught fire and died has been cleared of misconduct.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2015

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Teacher gets life-long ban from profession after admitting affair with student – The Independent

Posted February 26th, 2015 in disqualification, news, professional conduct, teachers by sally

‘A 26-year-old teacher has been disqualified from the profession for life after she admitted to an affair with a student.’

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The Independent, 25th February 2015

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Press regulator to look at Daily Telegraph and HSBC allegations – The Guardian

‘The press regulator is to look at allegations that the Daily Telegraph allowed commercial pressures to dictate editorial decisions following Peter Oborne’s resignation over its coverage of HSBC.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2015

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