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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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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