BBC to pay ‘substantial damages’ to William and Harry’s royal nanny over Bashir smears – The Independent

Posted July 22nd, 2022 in BBC, damages, deceit, defamation, news, royal family by tracey

‘The BBC has agreed to pay “substantial damages” to William and Harry’s former nanny over “false and malicious” allegations used to obtain Martin Bashir’s 1995 Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales.’

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The Independent, BBC News, 22nd July 2022

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Claimant loses £49k damages as High Court overturns ‘injustice’ finding – Law society’s Gazette

Posted July 4th, 2022 in accidents, damages, deceit, insurance, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘An injured person who claimed more than £500,000 for lost earnings – while hiding the fact he was still in paid work – has lost his entire damages award because of fundamental dishonesty.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st July 2022

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UK sperm donor with genetic condition banned from contacting children – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2022 in autism, children, deceit, families, health, learning difficulties, news by sally

‘A man with an incurable genetic condition who advertised his sperm to lesbians on social media has been banned from contacting some of the children he fathered as a result.’

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The Guardian, 31st May 2022

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Lessons in dishonesty – 1 Crown Office Row

Posted May 27th, 2022 in appeals, chambers articles, deceit, doctors, news, professional conduct by sally

‘Are there lessons to be learned from three recent High Court decisions concerning allegations of dishonesty? It is instructive that the cases involved the three types of appeal that can bring a disciplinary/regulatory case before the High Court.’

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1 Crown Office Row, 24th May 2022

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UK to make fake reviews illegal and tackle ‘subscription traps’ – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2022 in competition, consumer protection, deceit, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Fake reviews are to be outlawed and consumers will have more chances to get out of subscriptions they do not want under a package of measures proposed by the UK government to stop people being ripped off online.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2022

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Credibility: A divisible concept? – Exchange Chambers

‘Alice Dobbie considers how credibility was approached by the courts in two recent cases: Cojanu v Essex Partnership University NHS Trust [2022] EWHC 197 and Palmer v Mantas and LV Insurance [2022] EWHC 90.’

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Exchange Chambers, 31st March 2022

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Solicitor overturns disciplinary tribunal’s dishonesty finding – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor suspended for a year after a tribunal ruled he had acted dishonestly in signing a declaration on behalf of one of his firm’s directors has successfully challenged the decision.’

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Legal Futures, 21st February 2022

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“Overworked” barrister partner disbarred over Trump case dishonesty – Legal Futures

‘A “high-flying” barrister partner at a City law firm who fabricated a court order was unable to cope with her workload but this did not excuse her misconduct, a Bar tribunal has found.’

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Legal Futures, 11th February 2022

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English test scandal: Home Office accused of ‘shocking miscarriage of justice’ – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2022 in appeals, deceit, examinations, government departments, news, visas by sally

‘The Home Office was accused of presiding over a “shocking miscarriage of justice” by MPs during an urgent debate on the English language testing scandal which saw thousands of international students wrongly accused of cheating in an exam they were required to sit as part of their visa application process.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2022

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Disbarred barrister loses bid to practise pending appeal – Law Society Gazette

‘A barrister who was disbarred after she was convicted for council tax fraud and found to have lied to an appellate court has lost a bid to continue practising pending an appeal.’

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Law Society Gazette, 17th December 2021

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Exaggerations and fundamental dishonesty – Local Government Lawyer

‘Adrian Neale considers the question of when a claimant’s exaggeration of injury can be said to be deliberate and dishonest, following a recent appeal brought by a local authority.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd December 2021

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Man jailed for posing as a police officer and trying to ‘arrest’ woman – The Independent

‘A man has been jailed after impersonating a police officer and attempting to “arrest” a woman.’

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The Independent, 8th October 2021

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Deceived activist Kate Wilson wins tribunal against Met Police – BBC News

‘An activist who was deceived into a relationship with an undercover police officer has won a tribunal case for breaches of her human rights.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2021

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Claimant who exaggerated impact of injury not fundamentally dishonest – Legal Futures

Posted September 20th, 2021 in accidents, compensation, damages, deceit, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A judge was right to find that a claimant who exaggerated the impact of a serious injury was not fundamentally dishonest, the High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 20th September 2021

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Martin Bashir: Police take no action over Diana interview – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2021 in BBC, deceit, media, news, police, prosecutions, reports, royal family by tracey

‘Detectives will take no further action over Martin Bashir’s BBC interview with Diana, Princess of Wales. The Metropolitan Police looked at an independent review of the methods used to obtain the 1995 interview, but had “not identified evidence of activity that constituted a criminal offence”.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2021

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Watchdog takes aim at Google and Amazon over fake reviews – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 25th, 2021 in consumer protection, deceit, internet, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Competition officials are to examine whether people and businesses have been able to post fake reviews online with too much impunity. The Competition and Markets Authority has opened a formal investigation into whether Amazon and Google have done enough to crack down on the practice.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th June 2021

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Cases against the medical profession: an extended review by Marina Wheeler QC – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 21st, 2021 in conflict of interest, deceit, doctors, hospitals, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘During the pandemic, the public’s gratitude to the medical profession has been palpable. But rightly, practitioners continue to be regulated, supervised by the Courts. Here we report a clutch of decisions highlighting some common themes: the importance of transparency and maintaining public confidence in the profession; managing conflicts of interest; making and handling findings of dishonesty.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th June 2021

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Lies and Lucas in the Family Court – Local Government Lawyer

‘Andrew Bagchi QC and Anna Lavelle examine an important Court of Appeal ruling on fact-finding hearings and Lucas directions, and considerations of children giving oral evidence in family proceedings.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th May 2021

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Solicitor who deliberately misled High Court struck off – Legal Futures

Posted May 12th, 2021 in deceit, disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, solicitors by sally

‘A solicitor found by a High Court judge to have deliberately misled the court has now been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 12th May 2021

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Iddon v Warner: a finding of fundamental dishonesty in a clinical negligence case – Parklane Plowden

Posted April 16th, 2021 in cancer, chambers articles, damages, deceit, doctors, negligence, news by sally

‘The Claimant brought a claim for damages against her General Practitioner for a missed diagnosis of breast cancer. As a result of the negligence, the Claimant had to undergo a mastectomy and axillary dissection, which would otherwise have been unnecessary. The Claimant argued that these treatments had left her with incapacitating chronic pain. The Defendant admitted breach of duty and causation, but contended that her claim should be dismissed because she had been fundamentally dishonest in relation to the claim.’

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Parklane Plowden, 1st April 2021

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