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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SRA taken to task over perceived City bias – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in costs, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, professional conduct, solicitors by sally

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has rebuked the Solicitors Regulation Authority for giving the impression that it treats City lawyers more leniently than solicitors from smaller firms in prosecuting allegations of lack of integrity.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd February 2015

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Commercial Court removes arbitrator over ‘justifiable doubts’ about his impartiality – OUT-LAW.com

‘An arbitrator who failed to disclose his “social and commercial relationships” with one of the parties to a commercial dispute has been removed from the post by a UK court.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th February 2015

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‘Gratuitously rude’ judge reprimanded in CoA ruling – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A family judge was reprimanded by Court of Appeal judges twice in two days and told he should be “embarrassed” by the way he handled a case, it has emerged.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th February 2015

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Victims of Rotherham abuse scandal complained about killed PC, lawyer says – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2015 in child abuse, complaints, news, police, professional conduct by sally

‘A specialist child abuse lawyer has said two victims of the Rotherham scandal had complained to him about a police officer who has since been killed in a car crash.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2015

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José Mourinho fined £25,000 for alleging ‘campaign’ against Chelsea – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2015 in fines, media, news, penalties, professional conduct, regulations, sport by tracey

‘José Mourinho has been fined £25,000 and warned as to his future conduct by the Football Association after claiming a “campaign” was being mounted against Chelsea in the wake of last month’s draw at Southampton, though the manager has avoided a touchline ban for the comments.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2015

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Prison officer admits selling Jon Venables details to the Sun – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2015 in media, news, prison officers, privacy, professional conduct by sally

‘A prison officer has pleaded guilty to selling information about one of James Bulger’s killers to the Sun newspaper.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2015

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Harley Street doctor suspended over Botox practices – BBC News

‘A leading Harley Street cosmetic doctor has been suspended for 12 months after being found to have acted “dishonestly” and encouraging nurses to obtain Botox illegally.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2015

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Attorney general unable to review teacher-pupil sex sentence – The Guardian

‘A judge who gave a teacher a suspended sentence after suggesting he had been “groomed” by a pupil he was convicted of having sex with is to face an official investigation. Stuart Kerner, 44, was found guilty last month of two counts of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust. But on Wednesday, he was given a suspended 18-month sentence by Joanna Greenberg QC, who said it was clear that his 16-year-old victim was obsessed with him.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2015

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New regulations prevent police officers retiring or resigning to avoid dismissal – Home Office

Posted January 13th, 2015 in disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct, regulations by sally

‘The Home Office regulations, which come into force today [12 January], will ensure police officers are held to account for their actions.’

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Home Office, 12th January 2015

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Judge resigns after making racist remark about victim – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2014 in crime, immigration, judges, news, professional conduct, racism, victims by sally

‘An immigration judge has been forced to resign as a district judge after making a racist remark about a crime victim.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2014

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BSB to develop ‘professional statement’ – Legal Futures

Posted November 13th, 2014 in barristers, legal education, legal profession, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is to launch a “professional statement” which, like the “competence statement” being developed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), will attempt to describe the knowledge and skills barristers should possess at the point of qualification.’

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Legal Futures, 13th November 2014

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Coroner investigates death of woman treated by dentist at centre of alert – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2014 in coroners, dentists, health, news, professional conduct, whistleblowers by tracey

‘Investigation trying to establish whether there are any links between 23-year-old woman’s death and the treatment she received.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2014

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Top QC calls for enquiry into expert witness misconduct – Litigation Futures

‘A leading barrister has called for a study to examine whether anecdotal evidence of abuse and misconduct by expert witnesses is on the “industrial scale” alleged by some, as funding arrangements increase the risk of malpractice.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th November 2014

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Dr Daniel Ubani wins costs from Cambridgeshire victim’s son – BBC News

‘A man whose father was killed by a lethal overdose from a doctor said he feels “physically sick” at the idea of paying the physician’s legal costs.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2014

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Top QC calls for enquiry into expert witness misconduct – Litigation Futures

Posted November 10th, 2014 in expert witnesses, news, professional conduct by sally

‘A leading barrister has called for a study to examine whether anecdotal evidence of abuse and misconduct by expert witnesses is on the “industrial scale” alleged by some, as funding arrangements increase the risk of malpractice.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th November 2014

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Puppy farm shootings: John Lowe murdered my family, but police ‘put the gun in his hands’, says relative – The Independent

Posted October 30th, 2014 in firearms, licensing, murder, news, police, professional conduct by sally

‘The daughter of a woman shot dead by a puppy farmer has accused police of “putting the gun in the hands” of a murderer.’

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The Independent, 29th October 2014

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Ebola: When health workers’ duty to treat is trumped – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2014 in doctors, duty of care, health, medical treatment, news, nurses, oaths, professional conduct by sally

‘The president of the World Bank has urged thousands of health workers to volunteer in the battle against Ebola, invoking their duty under their oath to help patients. But is there such an obligation? Medical ethicist Dr Daniel Sokol says we should expect some healthcare staff to refuse to go to work, wherever Ebola patients are being treated.’

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BBC News, 29th October 2014

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IPCC’s ‘plebgate’ decision quashed by High Court – BBC News

Posted October 7th, 2014 in appeals, complaints, news, police, professional conduct by sally

‘The police watchdog’s decision to reinvestigate three officers at the centre of the “plebgate” row is flawed and must be retaken, judges have ruled.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2014

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