Green light for new regime on when to report rule breaches – Legal Futures

‘New requirements for reporting rule breaches to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have been approved by the Legal Services Board (LSB).’

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Legal Futues, 21st May 2019

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Jackson calls for overhaul of system for clinical negligence claims – Litigation Futures

‘Clinical negligence claims could be handled by a tribunal under a new test for liability of whether the patient has suffered ‘reasonably avoidable injury’, Sir Rupert Jackson has proposed.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th May 2019

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Solicitor’s “atrocious” conduct over child contact case condemned – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has struck off a solicitor whose conduct in a sensitive child contact case it described as “atrocious”.’

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Legal Futures, 16th May 2019

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Police officer who rammed suspected moped thief off his bike with car acted “reasonably”, tribunal rules – Daily Telegraph

‘A police officer who rammed a suspected moped thief off his bike can keep his job because his actions were “reasonable”, a tribunal has ruled, as rank and file officers have attacked how he was treated.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th May 2019

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Flight attendant turned up for work more than four times over alcohol limit – The Independent

Posted May 8th, 2019 in airlines, alcohol abuse, disciplinary procedures, fines, news by tracey

‘A flight attendant has been fined after reporting for duty while more than four times over the alcohol limit.’

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The Independent, 7th May 2019

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Police officer sacked for punching suspect is reinstated – BBC News

‘A police sergeant dismissed for repeatedly punching a suspect in the head while he was detained in custody has been reinstated.’

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BBC News, 8th May 2019

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Exclusive: Pressured young solicitors “need courage to walk away” – Legal Futures

‘Young solicitors who find themselves in toxic work environments cannot “leave their professional ethical compass at home” and ultimately have to walk away, the president of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has said.’

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Legal Futures, 7th May 2019

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Police driver who knocked suspect off moped may face misconduct case – The Guardian

‘A police driver who deliberately knocked a fleeing teenage suspect off a stolen moped may face a misconduct hearing, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 7th May 2019

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More than 2,500 prison staff disciplined in five years with majority for sex and drugs, MoJ figures show – Daily Telegraph

‘Thousands of prison staff have been subject to disciplinary action in the past five years, including for relationships with inmates, assaulting prisoners and racism.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2019

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Police failed stalking victim who killed herself, watchdog finds – The Guardian

‘Police repeatedly failed a stalking victim who went on to kill herself, crushed by the weight of harassment she was suffering, a report has found.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2019

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Solicitor convicted over cannabis farm suspended from practice – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor has been suspended from practice after being convicted of allowing a small cannabis farm to grow in her house.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd April 2019

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Solicitor sanctioned for role in fraudulent transfer of Islamic centre – Legal Futures

Posted April 15th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, fines, fraud, news, sale of land, solicitors by michael

‘A solicitor who recklessly facilitated a “dubious transaction” involving an Islamic community centre has been fined £20,000 and given a suspended suspension.’

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Legal Futures, 15th April 2019

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Dishonest NHS ambulance-chasing lawyer struck off – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 15th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, negligence, news, solicitors by michael

‘A dishonest “ambulance-chasing” solicitor who overcharged the NHS while pursuing clinical negligence cases has been struck off after a judge ruled that fining him £30,000 was too lenient.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th April 2019

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Solicitor convicted of subletting council home – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor’s conviction for illegally subletting his council flat has been upheld after he lost his appeal against a suspended jail sentence.’

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Legal Futures, 12th April 2019

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High Court rejects bomb hoax barrister’s appeal – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has rejected an appeal from a barrister who was disbarred last year after being jailed for telling the government that the Olympic Games in London was at risk from terrorists with a nuclear bomb.’

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Legal Futures, 10th April 2019

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Doctor convicted of manslaughter over six-year-old’s sepsis death is cleared to practise again – Daily Telegraph

‘The parents whose six-year-old son died when “clear” signs of sepsis were missed have heavily criticised the medical establishment after the doctor responsible was cleared to practise again.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2019

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Disciplinary action for police officers over Shana Grice murder – The Guardian

‘Police officers are to face disciplinary charges over the case of a woman murdered after being stalked by her former partner, whose repeated pleas for help instead saw her fined for wasting police time.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2019

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Solicitor caught in TV sham marriage sting struck off – Legal Futures

Posted April 9th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, marriage, news, sham transactions, solicitors by sally

‘A solicitor who was recorded by an undercover reporter giving advice on what he knew was a sham marriage has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 9th April 2019

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Tax fraud solicitor proclaims innocence as he accepts strike-off – Legal Futures

Posted April 1st, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, fraud, news, solicitors, tax evasion by sally

‘A solicitor currently in jail for his part in a fraudulent tax evasion scheme has agreed to be struck off while insisting that he did nothing more than “major English law firms” do for international clients every day.’

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Legal Futures, 1st March 2019

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Barrister withdrew from case “without telling client or chambers” – Legal Futures

Posted March 28th, 2019 in appeals, barristers, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, professional conduct by sally

‘A barrister who failed to tell a client that he was withdrawing from their case before the Court of Appeal has effectively been suspended for three years.’

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Legal Futures, 27th March 2019

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