Tribunal rules against doctor who made 99 claims against NHS – The Guardian

‘The conduct of a doctor who began 99 employment tribunal claims against the NHS in eight months fell “far below the standards to be expected” and was likely to “erode public confidence in the profession”, a disciplinary tribunal has ruled.
The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) found Dr Farhan Hussain Zaidi’s fitness to practice was impaired by his misconduct and imposed conditions on his registration for 12 months.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2016

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Detective cleared over Plebgate meeting with Andrew Mitchell – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘A highly-commended detective has been cleared of giving a misleading account to the public of what was said during a meeting with the MP Andrew Mitchell over the Plebgate affair.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2016

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Kids Company: MPs say ‘catalogue of failures’ led to collapse – BBC News

‘The collapse of the Kids Company charity was a result of an “extraordinary catalogue of failures”, a committee of MPs has said.’

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BBC News, 1st February 2016

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High Court: Wrong to assume it is “more improbable” that professionals will be dishonest – Legal Futures

Posted January 26th, 2016 in negligence, news, professional conduct, solicitors by sally

‘It would be wrong to assume that it is “inherently more improbable” that a professional person will be dishonest than anyone else, the High Court has said.’

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Legal Futures, 26th January 2016

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CPS accused of suppressing police corruption evidence – The Guardian

‘Criminal trial prosecutors have been accused of suppressing evidence of police corruption in what has been called “misconduct of a particularly serious nature”. Lawyers are alleged to have covered up evidence that police received corrupt payments from a firm of private investigators in return for confidential information.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2016

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MPs’ code of conduct to include test for damage caused by sleaze scandals – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2016 in news, parliament, professional conduct by sally

‘The code of conduct for MPs is being reviewed, with the possibility of a new test of whether a politician caught up in a sleaze scandal has damaged the reputation of the House of Commons.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2016

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Tennis match-fixing claims: eight players in Australian Open draw suspected – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2016 in bribery, corruption, news, professional conduct, sport by tracey

‘The BBC, in a programme to be aired on Tuesday, claim a joint investigation with Buzzfeed shows: “Over the last decade 16 players who have ranked in the top 50 have been repeatedly flagged to the Tennis Integrity Unit [attached to the Association of Tennis Professionals] over suspicions they have thrown matches.” ‘

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The Guardian, 18th January 2016

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Upper Tribunal cases on fair hearings in immigration cases – Free Movement

Posted January 13th, 2016 in advocacy, bias, immigration, judiciary, news, professional conduct, tribunals by sally

‘Three recent cases on fair hearings in immigration cases, all from President McCloskey. All make interesting reading.’

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Free Movement, 13th January 2016

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Barristers who work for free could be breaching referral fee ban, Bar Council warns – Legal Futures

Posted January 7th, 2016 in barristers, fees, law firms, magistrates, news, pro bono work, professional conduct by sally

‘Criminal barristers who agree to work for law firms “for no fee” could be breaching the referral fee ban, the Bar Council has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 7th January 2016

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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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Plebgate police inspector guilty of misconduct, disciplinary panel rules – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2015 in complaints, defamation, disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘A Police Federation official accused of giving a misleading account of a meeting with Plebgate row MP Andrew Mitchell has been found guilty of breaching standards of professional behaviour.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2015

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BSB metes out hefty punishment to pupil who copied skeleton for moot – Legal Futures

Posted December 16th, 2015 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, plagiarism, professional conduct by sally

‘A pupil barrister who dishonestly copied his skeleton argument for a moot has been reprimanded and fined £1,000 by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) – the strongest penalty meted out directly by the regulator this year.’

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Legal Futures, 16th December 2015

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Emotions at work – New Law Journal

Posted November 30th, 2015 in judges, judiciary, news, professional conduct by sally

‘Dermot Feenan explores the topic of judicial tears.’

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New Law Journal, 26th November 2015

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Reprimand and fine for barrister who admitted talking to jurors after trial – Legal Futures

‘A barrister who admitted that he had talked to jurors at Basildon Railway Station after a trial has been reprimanded and fined £300 by a Bar disciplinary tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 25th November 2015

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Court of Appeal gives explicit backing for “valuable” unbundling – Legal Futures

‘Solicitors who offer “unbundled” legal advice to help litigants deal with challenging parts of the process provide an “invaluable” service to both the court and litigants, the Court of Appeal said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 18th November 2015

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‘Trojan Horse’: Park View pupils ‘fed diet of Islam’ – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2015 in disciplinary procedures, education, Islam, news, professional conduct, teachers by tracey

‘Teachers at the school at the centre of the “Trojan Horse” scandal fed pupils “on a diet of Islam” and isolated them from British society, a panel found. Akeel Ahmed, 41, and Inamulhaq Anwar, 34, denied stepping up religious influence in education at Park View Academy in Birmingham. But a professional conduct panel found against them.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2015

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GMC calls for tougher powers to check European doctors’ skills – The Guardian

‘EU rules governing the checks that UK authorities can make on doctors still have major weaknesses seven years after a patient safety scandal revealed catastrophic flaws in the system, according to Britain’s medical regulator.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2015

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Pulling rank – New Law Journal

Posted November 16th, 2015 in barristers, news, professional conduct by sally

‘Is the cab rank rule still in operation, asks Jon Robins.’

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New Law Journal, 13th November 2015

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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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Barristers “under pressure” to agree not to act against big clients if they want their work – Legal Futures

‘Barristers need to resist pressure from big clients and government departments to agree not to act against them in the future if they want instructions, the Bar Council has said.’

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Legal Futures, 11th November 2015

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