Limitation, latent damage and tax mitigation scheme claims – Hardwicke Chambers

‘As (relatively) recent press coverage of celebrity participants shows, litigation relating to tax mitigation (or avoidance) schemes is on the rise. HMRC has taken an increasingly harder line in recent years both in tightening the legislation surrounding tax avoidance and in refusing and litigating claims for tax relief based on “losses” incurred in tax mitigation schemes. Investors who have lost out are increasingly turning to their original financial advisers for recompense. Unfortunately, many such claims are only considered or intimated after the primary limitation period has passed.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 15th June 2015

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Law firm loses FoI bid to learn names of complainants – Legal Futures

‘A law firm which demanded the details of people who had contacted the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to allege misconduct has been firmly rebuffed by the Law Society’s freedom of information commissioner.’

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Legal Futures, 27th July 2015

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IPCC: officers should face disciplinary hearings over Plebgate meeting – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2015 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘Two Police Federation officials who were accused by MPs of giving misleading evidence about the Plebgate affair should face disciplinary hearings for gross misconduct, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has decided.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2015

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Firm ‘lacked high standards of conduct’ in client transfer bid – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 17th, 2015 in law firms, legal aid, legal representation, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘The lord chief justice has lambasted the largest legal aid firm in the country for a failed application to transfer a representation order for a convicted drug supplier.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th July 2015

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Suspended chief constable found guilty of eight misconduct charges – The Guardian

‘A chief constable suspended for a more than a year after being accused of “inappropriate advances” to women has been found guilty of eight charges of misconduct but is to be allowed to return to work.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2015

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‘Divorce lawyer seduced wife of millionaire during £500k court battle’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in divorce, news, professional conduct, solicitors by tracey

‘Regulators asked to investigate conduct of a solicitor from a prestitgious law firm who took romantic trips with his client as they fought her millionaire husband in divorce court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2015

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IPCC clears police after man died in Bradford raid – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2015 in complaints, firearms, news, ombudsmen, police, professional conduct by sally

‘No police officers will face legal action after a man died of a gunshot wound in a raid on a Bradford house.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2015

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Woman ‘wins £37,000 damages’ after she was strip-searched and left naked by Met police – The Independent

‘A woman, who was forcibly strip-searched by police officers then left naked in a custody cell while cameras broadcast her image, has won £37,000 in damages from the Metropolitan Police, the Guardian has reported.’

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The Independent, 14th June 2015

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Racist headteacher who called parents ‘b—–s’ banned from the classroom – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 12th, 2015 in disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, racism, teachers by sally

‘Hearing is told bullying head Anupe Hanch, 49, asked a special needs pupil: ‘Do you want to become a paedophile?”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th June 2015

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Habib Ullah death: Seven-year wait for conduct hearing – BBC News

‘The actions of five officers during and after the death of a father-of-three will be aired in public later. Until recently, nearly every police disciplinary hearing was held behind closed doors.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2015

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Regina (AB) v Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary – WLR Daily

Regina (AB) v Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary [2015] EWHC 1238 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 225

‘While the disclosure by police of non-conviction material to a third party involved an interference with a person’s right to respect for his private and family life, within the meaning of article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the common law empowered the police to disclose relevant information to relevant parties, where it was necessary for police purposes such as the public protection. Moreover, the Data Protection Act 1998 and the relevant statutory and administrative codes, provided a sufficiently clear, accessible and consistent set of rules, so as to prevent arbitrary or abusive interference with an individual’s article 8 rights; such that the disclosure would be in accordance with law.’

WLR Daily, 20th May 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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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

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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