Tax barristers should report colleagues who break rules, Davies says – Legal Futures

‘Tax barristers who have evidence of colleagues breaking the rules should report it to the Bar Standards Board (BSB), chief executive Dr Vanessa Davies has said.’

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Legal Futures, 12th August 2014

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Independent review urges NHS whistleblowers to speak – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 4th, 2014 in hospitals, inquiries, news, standards, whistleblowers by sally

Sir Robert Francis, head of the Mid Staffs public inquiry, calls for an end to a culture of ‘denial and fear’ as he launches first ever independent review of whistleblowing

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd August 2014

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Police disciplinary hearings could be held in public, says Theresa May – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, police, whistleblowers by michael

‘A major shakeup of the police complaints and disciplinary system, including proposals to hold police disciplinary hearings in public, has been announced by the home secretary, Theresa May.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2014

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Police chiefs end clampdown on whistleblowers to the media – The Guardian

‘Police chiefs have ended a clampdown on whistleblowers to the media with a new code of ethics that puts officers under a “positive obligation” to challenge failings by their colleagues and their bosses.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2014

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Council wins FOI battle over legal advice for whistle-blowing investigation – Local Government Lawyer

‘A council has won an appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal over its refusal to meet a freedom of information request for the disclosure of legal advice given to a consultant conducting an investigation on the authority’s behalf.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd June 2014

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Bates van Winkelhof v Clyde & Co LLP (Public Concern at Work intervening) – WLR Daily

Bates van Winkelhof v Clyde & Co LLP (Public Concern at Work intervening) [2014] UKSC 32;  [2014] WLR (D)  222

‘An equity member of a limited liability partnership was a “worker” within the meaning of section 230(3)(b) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and therefore the employment tribunal had jurisdiction to hear a claim brought by the equity member against the partnership under section 47B of the Act, as inserted.’

WLR Daily, 21st May 2014

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Clyde & Co LLP and another (Respondents) v Bates van Winklehof (Appellant) – Supreme Court

Clyde & Co LLP and another (Respondents) v Bates van Winklehof (Appellant) [2014] UKSC 32 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 21st May 2014

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UK Supreme Court decision “opens door” for certain employment-related claims by members of partnerships, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘Professional services firms that operate as limited liability partnerships (LLPs) could be open to certain employment-related claims from aggrieved former members of the LLP following a recent UK Supreme Court decision, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd May 2014

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Discrimination and political membership – should we revisit Redfearn? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Under Art 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950, freedom of association is protected. In Redfearn v UK it was held that the UK government had violated Mr Redfearn’s Art 11 right as the UK had not taken reasonable measures to protect employees such as him from dismissal on grounds of political affiliation. The government’s response, although following a suggestion of the court, could mean that the wider issues in Redfearn may yet have to be visited again.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 12th May 2014

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Deutsche Bahn AG and others (Respondents) v Morgan Advanced Materials Plc (Appellant) – Supreme Court

Deutsche Bahn AG and others (Respondents) v Morgan Advanced Materials Plc (Appellant) [2014] UKSC 24 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 9th April 2014

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Remains of Shipman’s victims destroyed without telling relatives – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2014 in complaints, news, police, victims, whistleblowers by tracey

‘The police watchdog has begun an investigation after Greater Manchester police admitted keeping the remains of Harold Shipman’s victims for 12 years and then destroying them without telling bereaved relatives. The Independent Police Complaints Commission said on Monday that it was investigating whether senior officers misled the families of 12 of the serial killer’s victims over the storage of organs.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2014

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Incendiary Devices: The Snowden Files – The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man – London Review of Books

Posted February 13th, 2014 in intelligence services, internet, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘What matters more: the leaker, or the leak? Any one of the following, you’d think, might have been the news story of the year, or the decade: the revelation that America’s biggest spy agency, the NSA, has information on every phone call made in the continental United States as well as abroad; that it claims to have direct access to the servers of Google, Yahoo, Facebook and all the other major web companies; that GCHQ, the NSA’s British equivalent, is siphoning off the entire internet and storing some of it for thirty days; that online encryption has been subverted and nothing is safe from government spies. The drift of the stories – which were at their peak last summer, when the Guardian and others first got their hands on Edward Snowden’s documents – was that we’re all being watched all the time. Anything we do online, and any phone call we make, is potentially being analysed by the NSA and its friends. But, as Luke Harding discloses in his book on the Snowden affair, the most viewed story in the Guardian’s history wasn’t any of this: it wasn’t a piece of news at all. It was the 12-minute video, made by Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald, in which Snowden explained who he was and why he’d decided to reveal what he had.’

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London Review of Books, February 2014

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Rise in financial services whistleblowing could result in more prosecutions, expert says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 21st, 2014 in financial regulation, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘An 88% rise in the number of workers in the financial services sector ‘blowing the whistle’ on white collar crime could lead to an increase in prosecutions in 2014, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th January 2014

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Police chief issues partial apology over Lawrence whistleblower documents – The Guardian

‘A police chief has issued a partial apology over his attempt to force Channel 4 to hand over documents about a whistleblower who revealed how undercover officers infiltrated the campaign to bring the killers of Stephen Lawrence to justice.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2014

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Police demand details about Stephen Lawrence whistleblower – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2014 in crime, media, news, official secrets act, police, whistleblowers by tracey

‘Police have asked for information about Peter Francis, the whistleblower who revealed a raft of claims about a police undercover unit, including that they had spied on relatives of Stephen Lawrence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th January 2014

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Lawyers want whistleblowing rules simplified – No. 5 Chambers

Posted December 12th, 2013 in employment, legal profession, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) has called for changes to the law on whistleblowing.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 4th December 2013

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World’s leading authors: state surveillance of personal data is theft – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2013 in data protection, interception, investigatory powers, news, theft, whistleblowers by tracey

‘More than 500 of the world’s leading authors, including five Nobel prize winners, have condemned the scale of state surveillance revealed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden and warned that spy agencies are undermining democracy and must be curbed by a new international charter.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2013

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Commission calls for code to protect whistleblowers – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 28th, 2013 in codes of practice, news, reports, whistleblowers by tracey

‘Workers who expose wrongdoing should be protected by a statutory whistleblowing code, according to a report by a retired senior judge.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th November 2013

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‘Spy watch’ GP report shows concerns were raised – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2013 in doctors, news, reports, sexual offences, video recordings, whistleblowers by tracey

“A report into a GP who filmed intimate sexual examinations with a camera hidden in a watch has found a senior GP had concerns about his behaviour.”

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BBC News, 12th November 2013

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Banker labelled ‘crazy miss cokehead’ wins harassment claim – Daily Telegraph

“A Cambridge graduate and high flying banker could claim millions in compensation from the Russian bank she worked at after a tribunal found she was subjected to sexual harassment by her male colleagues.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2013

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