Testicle removal surgeon struck off – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘A surgeon who tried to cover up the fact he had cut off a man’s testicle in error has been struck off.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2016

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Big rise in complaints by solicitors against solicitors as “litigation tactics become tougher” – Litigation Futures

‘Complaints about misconduct made against solicitors by solicitors, barristers and other professionals have increased by a third in the past five years, it has emerged.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th June 2016

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Hillsborough: the key lessons for our justice system – Law Society’s Gazette

‘What can lawyers learn from the tortuous 27-year struggle for justice?

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th June 2016

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Fiduciary Duties, Football, and the Fundamental Importance of the Contractual Relationship – Sports Law Bulletin

‘Can a senior employee be ordered to pay back his past contractual remuneration to his employer as a remedy for breach of fiduciary duty, in particular a duty to confess his own wrongdoing? There has been an increasing trend over the past few years for employers, outraged at the belatedly discovered wrongdoing of a trusted senior employee, to not only seek to justify summary dismissal on the basis of after-discovered gross misconduct but also to go a step further and try to recover the salaries or bonuses already paid to the employee prior to discovery of the misconduct.’

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Sports Law Bulletin, 7th June 2016

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Singh v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted June 8th, 2016 in appeals, bias, law reports, professional conduct, tribunals by sally

Singh v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 492

‘When a party seeks to appeal to the Upper Tribunal on the grounds that there had been bias or misconduct on the part of the First-tier Tribunal, the following guidance should be followed. (1) Any application for permission to appeal, if based (in whole or part) on such a ground, should be closely scrutinised. Such an allegation, if to be sufficient to merit the grant of permission at all, should ordinarily be expected to be properly particularised and appropriately evidenced. (2) If an allegation of bias or misconduct is raised which is adjudged sufficient to merit the grant of permission to appeal then it should be normal practice for the Upper Tribunal thereafter to obtain the written comments of the judge concerned. (3) Such written comments of the judge, where obtained, should be provided to the parties for the purposes of the appeal hearing in the Upper Tribunal. In addition, any such written comments should be retained on the file pending any possible further appeal to the Court of Appeal. (4) There may be some cases where it may be necessary to obtain the tribunal judge’s own note or record of the entire hearing since proceedings in the First-tier Tribunal are not ordinarily recorded and no transcript of the hearing will be available. (5) It will normally be likely to be of assistance to the Upper Tribunal to know what the advocate for the respondent has to say as to what happened or what was said before the First-tier Tribunal. Providing such observations is more likely to help produce a fuller and accurate picture of what actually happened or was said in the First-tier Tribunal. Where the advocate does not have a precise note or recollection, the Upper Tribunal can be told. (6) Whether oral evidence is needed at the hearing of the appeal on the issue of what happened or what was said below should be carefully considered by the parties. (7) It is likely to be important in appeals of this nature for the file to be reviewed and any directions given by an Upper Tribunal judge in good time before the substantive appeal hearing (para 53).’

WLR Daily, 27th May 2016

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IPCC criticises Sussex police over hooding of disabled 11-year-old girl – The Guardian

‘Sussex police have been strongly criticised by the force watchdog after an 11-year-old disabled girl was hooded, handcuffed and detained in custody for a total of more than 60 hours.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2016

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Families call for ‘Hillsborough Law’ at home secretary meeting – BBC News

Posted June 3rd, 2016 in inquests, inquiries, news, police, professional conduct, sport by sally

‘Relatives of the 96 people who died at Hillsborough have told the home secretary they want a “Hillsborough Law” to compel public officials to tell the truth at inquiries.’

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BBC News, 2nd June 2016

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Hillsborough: 19 people refuse to help IPCC inquiry – The Guardian

‘Nineteen people have refused to assist an independent investigation into the role of West Midlands police after the Hillsborough disaster.’

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2016

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Families’ fury over ‘painfully slow’ progress after Winterbourne View scandal – Daily Telegraph

‘Families of the victims of the Winterbourne View care scandal have written to David Cameron accusing ministers of betrayal by leaving vulnerable disabled people at risk of abuse five years on.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st May 2016

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High Court rejects appeal from solicitor who “neither thought nor cared about” the rules – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has rejected an appeal against striking off from a solicitor who “neither thought nor cared about” the rules governing his profession.’

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Legal Futures, 31st May 2016

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Judges who viewed porn at work rebuked by SRA – Legal Futures

‘One of three judges removed from the bench last year for viewing pornography from a work computer, along with another who resigned before he was removed, have accepted rebukes from the Solicitors Regulation Authority for their conduct.’

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Legal Futures, 25th May 2016

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Doctor cleared of failing to tell cancer patient her condition was terminal – The Guardian

‘A doctor at the centre of sports doping allegations has been cleared of failing to tell a cancer patient her condition was terminal.’

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The Guardian, 24th May 2016

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Home Secretary’s Police Federation Conference 2016 speech – Home Office

‘Speech given by Theresa May at the Police Federation Annual Conference 2016 in Bournemouth.’

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Home Office, 17th May 2016

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Doctor cleared over death of 12-year-old boy – Daily Telegraph

‘A doctor accused of gross negligence manslaughter over the death of a 12-year-old boy has been cleared of wrongdoing. Lyndsey Thomas had been on trial at Cardiff Crown Court after being charged in connection with the death of schoolboy Ryan Morse, who died at his home in south Wales following several months of ill health. But on Tuesday the GP was acquitted after a judge directed a jury to return a not guilty verdict on the 42-year-old.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2016

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Police must confront ‘poison of decades-old misdeeds’, Home Secretary tells officers at annual conference – The Independent

‘The police must confront the “poison of decades-old misdeeds”, the Home Secretary Theresa May has told officers, raising hopes that she is close to ordering an inquiry into police misconduct during the 1980s miners’ strike.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2016

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Police watchdog to investigate Hillsborough inquest spin claims – The Guardian

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission has launched an investigation into allegations that South Yorkshire police tried to influence daily media coverage of the Hillsborough inquests and spin what the force considered to be evidence favourable to it.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2016

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Ted Heath investigation to continue after probe into police misconduct finds no evidence of wrongdoing – The Independent

‘Police have vowed to continue their investigation into allegations of child sex abuse by the late Sir Edward Heath after several people responded to an appeal for information.’

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The Independent, 12th May 2016

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Hillsborough verdict sparks call to rebalance police and criminal justice system – The Guardian

‘A cross-party campaign for radical reform of the police and criminal justice system in light of the Hillsborough inquests verdict has been launched by the shadow home secretary, Andy Burnham.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2016

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South Yorkshire PCC Alan Billings to investigate Hillsborough police ‘spin’ – BBC News

‘South Yorkshire’s re-elected police and crime commissioner will investigate claims that a former police press officer was asked to “spin” news during the Hillsborough inquests.’

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BBC News, 7th May 2016

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So Long(more): An end to the re-formulated Ghosh test for dishonesty in professional disciplinary cases? – 4 King’s Bench Walk

Posted April 27th, 2016 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct by sally

‘In Hussain v GMC Lord Justice Longmore suggested the objective test for dishonesty in disciplinary proceedings should reflect the standards of members of the profession rather than the general public. That suggestion was taken up with varying degrees of enthusiasm by disciplinary panels, legal advisers and the courts. Andrew Granville Stafford argues that the recent Court of Appeal case of R v Hayes has effectively ended any need to apply the Longmore formulation.’

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4 King’s Bench Walk, 27th April 2016

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