SRA bankrupts Blacker over unpaid costs – Legal Futures

Posted August 20th, 2018 in bankruptcy, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors by sally

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has made struck-off solicitor Alan Blacker bankrupt over unpaid costs.’

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Legal Futures, 20th August 2018

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Barrister should not have been suspended for “robing room gossip” – Legal Futures

Posted August 17th, 2018 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct by sally

‘An experienced barrister should not have been suspended for “mere gossip” in the robing rooms of Crown Courts, the High Court was told this week.’

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Legal Futures, 17th August 2018

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High Court backs bankrupt barrister in fees battle – Legal Futures

Posted August 16th, 2018 in bankruptcy, barristers, disciplinary procedures, fees, fines, news by sally

‘Any fees not yet paid to a barrister at the time of his bankruptcy do not vest in his trustee in bankruptcy if they arise on a non-contractual basis, the High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 16th August 2018

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Rashan Charles investigation finds officer’s failings were not deliberate – Independent Office for Police Conduct

‘An investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct into the incident in east London in July 2017 in which Rashan Charles died has found that the performance of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer who restrained Mr Charles fell short of expected standards.’

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Independent Office for Police Conduct, 15th August 2018

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Law firm closures up again after surge in rule breaches – Legal Futures

‘The number of law firms closed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) rose by 35% last year to 50, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 15th August 2018

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Barrister permanently banned from direct access work – Legal Futures

Posted August 16th, 2018 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, disqualification, fines, news, recidivists by sally

‘A barrister already suspended multiple times by Bar disciplinary tribunals has been fined a total of £4,000 and permanently banned from direct access work.’

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Legal Futures, 16th August 2018

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Universities face balancing act with serious misconduct complaints-handling – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 16th, 2018 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, misfeasance, news, rape, universities by sally

‘The challenges universities face when handling complaints of alleged serious misconduct, and the significant implications of getting it wrong, has been highlighted in a recent case involving a US university.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th August 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Robin Bastiman banned for three years by BHA for injecting horse – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, drug abuse, horse racing, horses, news, sport by sally

‘Robin Bastiman has been banned from racing for three years and told he should be “deeply ashamed” after a disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority found he had injected a horse with a substance containing cobalt on a day it was due to race.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2018

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Not guilty, but Ben Stokes faces a battle to restore his reputation – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2018 in affray, disciplinary procedures, news, sport by sally

‘It was supposed to have been a fun evening out for members of the England cricket team after a victory over the West Indies. But for Ben Stokes, a bout of violence at the end of the night, which left two men unconscious and at least one onlooker fearing for their safety, could yet prove damaging to a glittering career.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2018

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Court of appeal to rule on struck-off doctor Hadiza Bawa-Garba – The Guardian

Posted August 14th, 2018 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, doctors, mistake, negligence, news by sally

‘The court of appeal is due to rule on whether a doctor who made errors that contributed to the death of a boy can remain in the profession.’

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The Guardian, 13th August 2018

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Equality watchdog attacks Boris Johnson’s ‘inflammatory’ remarks – The Guardian

Posted August 13th, 2018 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, equality, Islam, news, political parties by sally

‘The equalities watchdog has branded Boris Johnson’s comments on the burqa “inflammatory and divisive”, but said it has no powers to launch an investigation.’

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The Guardian, 10th August 2018

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Solicitors convicted of GBH and expenses fraud struck off – Legal Futures

Posted August 13th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, expenses, fraud, grievous bodily harm, news, solicitors by sally

‘Solicitors convicted separately of head-butting another parent at a children’s rugby match and making fraudulent expenses claims to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have both been struck off.’

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Legal Futures, 13th August 2018

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Senior judge warns experts over conditional fee agreements – Litigation Futures

Posted August 9th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, expert witnesses, fees, news by tracey

‘The president of the Upper Tribunal’s Lands Chamber has warned expert witnesses that it could refer them to their professional bodies if they break the rules on conditional fees.’

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Litigation Futures, 8th August 2018

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Nurse who set himself on fire outside Kensington Palace after losing job was ‘treated unfairly’, report finds – The Independent

Posted August 9th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, dismissal, news, nurses, suicide by tracey

‘A nurse who burnt himself to death outside Kensington Palace after losing his job was “treated unfairly”, an independent report has found.’

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The Independent, 9th August 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

QCs should keep title unless disbarred, Bar Council says – Legal Futures

Posted August 8th, 2018 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, news, queen's counsel by tracey

‘QCs should not lose their designation unless they are excluded from the profession and even then not automatically, the Bar Council has said.’

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Legal Futures, 8th August 2018

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Yorkshire solicitor suspended for Twitter rants – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 8th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, internet, news, solicitors by tracey

‘A law firm partner who sent a series of offensive messages about various religions has been suspended from practising for 18 months.”

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Law Society's Gazette, 6th August 2018

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Solicitor suspended for sending offensive tweets – Legal Futures

Posted August 6th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, internet, news, solicitors by sally

‘A senior solicitor who sent offensives tweets about Islam, Catholicism and Judaism – and also retweeted some – has been suspended from practice for 18 months.’

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Legal Futures, 6th August 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Warning over online GPs as struck-off doctor discovered using loophole to prescribe ‘unsafe’ drugs – Daily Telegraph

‘The health care regulator is calling for greater powers to protect patients from online GPs after a struck-off doctor was discovered using a loophole to prescribe “unsafe” drugs.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2018

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Barrister fined for failing to follow instructions – Legal Futures

Posted July 31st, 2018 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, professional conduct by sally

‘An experienced criminal law barrister has been fined by a Bar disciplinary tribunal for failing to apply for a forfeiture order on behalf of his local authority client.’

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Legal Futures, 31st July 2018

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Suspension for solicitor convicted of ABH against ex-boyfriend – Legal Futures

Posted July 27th, 2018 in assault, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors by sally

‘A family law solicitor convicted of actual bodily harm after she hit her former boyfriend in the face with a glass has been suspended from practice for 15 months.’

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Legal Futures, 27th July 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk