Be upstanding in court! – Counsel

Posted July 27th, 2016 in advocacy, barristers, complementary medicine, news by sally

‘Optimise performance and manage stress – John Hunter outlines the benefits of the Alexander Technique to the Bar.’

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Counsel, August 2016

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

Fraudulent faith healer jailed for 10 years – The Guardian

‘A woman who posed as a faith healer to con vulnerable victims out of almost £1m has been jailed for 10 years.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Witch doctor’ faces jail for £1m con tricks – The Independent

Posted May 30th, 2014 in complementary medicine, fraud, news by sally

‘A “witch doctor” who conned vulnerable people into giving her £1m to pay for spiritual cures for their serious health problems is facing a substantial jail term, a judge said on Thursday.’

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The Independent, 29th May 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Child radiotherapy case: “one cannot enjoy even diminished quality of life if one is not alive” – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 21st, 2013 in cancer, children, complementary medicine, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

“The highly publicised case about a seven year old boy whose estranged parents could not agree about the necessary treatment following surgery for his brain tumour was resolved by a firm ruling in favour of orthodox medicine by Bodey J, four days before Christmas.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th January 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Hypnotist filmed himself sexually abused 19-year-old patient – Daily Telegraph

“A hypnotherapist filmed himself sexually abusing a 19-year-old patient when she was in a trance-like state.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th January 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Neon Roberts’s mother refused time to seek alternative tumour treatments – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2012 in cancer, children, complementary medicine, medical treatment, news by tracey

“A mother involved in a legal battle to prevent her seven-year-old son from having radiotherapy to treat a brain tumour has been refused more time to seek alternative treatments.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Herbal medicine to be regulated, says Andrew Lansley – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 17th, 2011 in complementary medicine, medicines, news by sally

“The EU directive, due to take full effect in April, makes it illegal for practitioners to supply unlicensed herbal medicines. But Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, said in a written ministerial statement that they would be allowed to continue if they registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC).”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Media: British Chiropractic Association v Dr Simon Singh – Law Society’s Gazette

“While the northern hemisphere is paralysed by the seismic shift that has caused the Icelandic volcano, Mt Eyjafjallajökull, to erupt, the case of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) against Dr Simon Singh promises to have an equally seismic effect on the legal landscape of libel in the UK and the defence of fair comment – especially in the area of scientific debate.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd April 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

British Chiropractic Association v Singh – WLR Daily

British Chiropractic Association v Singh [2010] EWCA Civ 350; [2010] WLR (D) 96

“A statement, made by a scientific journalist in a newspaper article, that there was ‘not a jot of evidence’ to support a professional body’s claims of certain medical benefits resulting from its members’ treatment of patients was not an assertion of fact but a statement of opinion.”

WLR Daily, 12th April 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Herbal therapists face regulation crackdown – BBC News

Posted April 6th, 2010 in complementary medicine, medicines, news by sally

“The government has announced plans to force all providers of unlicensed herbal medicines to register with a regulator.”

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BBC News, 1st April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Simon Singh wins libel court battle – The Guardian

“Science writer Simon Singh today won his court of appeal battle for the right to rely on the defence of fair comment in a libel action.”

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The Guardian, 1st April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prince Charles’ Duchy Originals ordered to remove ‘misleading’ herbal remedy claims – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 23rd, 2009 in advertising, complementary medicine, consumer protection, news by sally

“The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has upheld a complaint over the online advertising of two remedies, Duchy Herbals Echina-Relief Tincture and Duchy Herbals Hyperi-Lift Tincture, which are sold for £10 for 50ml in selected Boots and Waitrose stores.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Alternative therapy ‘crackdown’ – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2009 in complementary medicine, news by sally

“The head of the UK’s first regulator for complementary medicine has promised to get tough with the industry and drive out cowboy therapists.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Reflexologist jailed for sexually assaulting patients – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2008 in complementary medicine, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A perverted reflexologist was jailed for eight years today for sexually assaulting four women during treatment sessions.”

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The Independent, 11th September 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Herbalists to face strict regulations – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 16th, 2008 in complementary medicine, news by sally

“Strict regulations are to be imposed on herbalists and acupuncturists amid growing concerns about the safety of their treatments.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regulation plans for homeopathy – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2008 in complementary medicine, news by sally

“A range of complementary therapies such as homeopathy and aromatherapy are to be regulated by a new body.”

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BBC News, 5th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk