Peter Beardsley barred from football for seven months over racist language – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, news, racism, sport by sally

‘The former England striker Peter Beardsley has been banned from football for 32 weeks after being found guilty of three charges of racially abusing black players while coach of the Newcastle under-23 team.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2019

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Regulation unlikely to resolve university sexual misconduct case difficulties – OUT-LAW.com

‘The introduction of new regulations or mandating existing guidance is unlikely to address many of the challenges universities face when handling cases concerning serious misconduct, an expert in universities law has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th September 2019

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Barrister’s latest complaint over Briggs ruling rejected – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has refused a barrister permission to challenge a decision by the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman over a complaint she made about Supreme Court justice Lord Briggs.’

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Legal Futures, 18th September 2019

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Universities ‘failing’ victims of sexual misconduct – BBC News

‘Dozens of students who reported sexual assaults to their university have said they were failed by complaints processes that left them traumatised.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2019

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Drunk teacher who hugged, kissed and ‘danced inappropriately’ with pupils at school prom banned from classroom – The Independent

Posted September 12th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, disciplinary procedures, news, teachers by tracey

‘A teacher who drunkenly hugged, kissed and danced “inappropriately” with Year 11 students at a school prom has been banned from the classroom.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2019

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Private school forced to re-admit ‘aggressive’ pupil after parents claim their son was discriminated against – Daily Telegraph

‘A private school has been forced to re-admit an “aggressive” pupil after his parents took legal action, claiming that their son had been discriminated against.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th September 2019

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The 1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Summer 2019 – Issue 2 – 1COR

‘Welcome to the second issue of the Quarterly Medical Law Review, brought to you by barristers at 1 Crown Office Row. This quarterly publication aims to provide summaries and comment on recent cases in medical law, including clinical negligence, regulatory, and inquests.’

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1COR, 7th August 2019

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Solicitors rebuked for settlement agreement clauses – Legal Futures

‘Two solicitors who negotiated settlement agreements that sought to prevent others from making complaints to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have been rebuked.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd September 2019

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Solicitor sanctioned for “puerile” social media posts on clients – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who repeatedly made “inappropriate and puerile comments” on social media about his clients’ matters, and revealed confidential information, has been rebuked for his conduct.’

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Legal Futures, 30th August 2019

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Facebook postings and vicarious liability of employers – Local Government Lawyer

‘Charles Pigott examines an Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling that racially offensive Facebook posting was not done in the course of employment.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th August 2019

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Hogan Lovells partner rebuked over pregnancy discrimination – Legal Futures

‘A senior finance partner at City giant Hogan Lovells has been rebuked by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) after a tribunal found that he discriminated against his children’s pregnant nanny.’

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Legal Futures, 29th August 2019

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Elderly solicitor struck off for overcharging clients – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor’s 55 years of practice have come to an end after he was struck off for overcharging probate clients.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd August 2019

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Solicitor operated unauthorised online divorce business – Legal Futures

Posted August 22nd, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, divorce, electronic commerce, news, solicitors by sally

‘A family lawyer who created an online divorce service did so to avoid regulation and not share the fees generated with his law firm, a tribunal has found in striking him off.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd August 2019

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High Court: Silence in disciplinary proceedings can lead to adverse inferences – Legal Futures

‘Disciplinary proceedings are not a “criminal/civil hybrid” and tribunals may draw adverse inferences from respondents staying silent, the High Court has made clear.’

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Legal Futures, 19th August 2019

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FCA found to have discriminated against chronically ill employee – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) discriminated against an associate lawyer who suffered severe fatigue caused by chronic kidney disease, an employment tribunal has found.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th August 2019

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Social worker suspended after telling female colleague ‘I like a nice set of baps’ while looking through her shopping basket – Daily Telegraph

‘A social worker has been suspended after he groped a junior colleague and told her he liked a “good pair of baps” as he squeezed a pack of bread rolls in front of her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th August 2019

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Fifa accused of ‘astonishing’ leniency after fining Manchester City for breaching rules on transfers of schoolchildren – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 15th, 2019 in children, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, school children, sport by tracey

‘Fifa was on Wednesday night accused of risking more clubs flouting rules designed to protect child footballers after Manchester City were let off with a fine for their part in breaking regulations.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2019

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Solicitor struck off for misleading regulator – Legal Futures

Posted August 14th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors by michael

‘A solicitor cleared of all the substantive charges against him by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has still been struck off because he misled the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) during its investigation.’

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Legal Futures, 14th August 2019

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Ponzi scheme solicitor escapes strike-off despite ‘manifestly incompetent’ finding – Law Society Gazette

Posted August 14th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors by michael

‘A former law firm director who acted for the operators of a dubious investment scheme was reckless and incompetent but not dishonest or lacking in integrity, a tribunal has ruled.’

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Law Society Gazette, 14th August 2019

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‘Fearful’ principal forged signatures to cover mistake – Law Society Gazette

Posted August 14th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, forgery, mistake, news, sale of land, solicitors by michael

‘A law firm principal who claimed to be scared of losing his job if he admitted a mistake has been struck off for acting dishonestly.’

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Law Society Gazette, 12th August 2019

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk