Top QC implied sex assault victim ‘bore responsibility’ – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A senior silk has been reprimanded after a disciplinary tribunal found that he implied that a woman who was sexually assaulted by her stepfather bore responsibility for the attack.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th May 2017

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Professional Disciplinary Case Digest – Cloisters

‘A summary of legally noteworthy judicial reviews and High Court appeals regarding professional disciplinary panels and their decisions.’

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Cloisters, 11th May 2017

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‘Poor vision’ surgeon who removed woman’s ovary instead of appendix struck off – Daily Telegraph

‘A senior surgeon with “poor vision” accidentally removed a woman’s ovary instead of her appendix and then told bosses it was a “trifling error”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2017

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High Court again overturns SDT ruling that cleared solicitor over Axiom fund borrowing – Legal Futures

Posted May 12th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, loans, news, solicitors by sally

‘The High Court has overturned a decision by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) to clear a solicitor who borrowed money from the controversial Axiom Legal Financing Fund of charges of misconduct – five months after a ruling that cleared two other solicitors who took an Axiom loan was also reversed.’

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Legal Futures, 11th May 2017

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Barrister with history of failing to co-operate with BSB and LeO suspended for two years – Legal Futures

‘A commercial barrister has been suspended from practice for failing to comply with an order of the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) and requests from his own regulator, only two years after a series of similar findings as well as a suspension for handling client money when he should not have done.’

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Legal Futures, 8th May 2017

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BSB consults on changing the standard of proof used in professional misconduct proceedings for barristers – Bar Standards Board

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today launched a new consultation about the standard of proof applied when barristers and others regulated by the BSB face disciplinary proceedings for professional misconduct.’

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Bar Standards Board, 2nd May 2017

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High Court ruling on meaning of ‘lack of integrity’ to cause SRA and other regulators problems – Legal Futures

Posted April 21st, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, solicitors by tracey

‘The High Court ruling last week that said a lack of integrity on the part of a solicitor is the same as dishonesty could cause regulators real problems when prosecuting cases where they are not sure they have enough to establish dishonesty, it has been claimed.’

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Legal Futures, 21st April 2017

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Does a lack of integrity show dishonesty? High Court says yes as it overturns “flawed” strike-off – Legal Futures

Posted April 13th, 2017 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors by sally

‘A High Court judge has overturned a decision by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) to strike off a former partner of national law firm Bond Dickinson, because the distinction it drew between acting without integrity and being dishonest meant the whole case against him was flawed.’

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Legal Futures, 13th April 2017

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Judge sacked for trolling people on online news stories – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, internet, judges, news by sally

‘A judge has been sacked for using a pseudonym to post abusive comments on a newspaper website about cases he was involved in.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2017

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A culture of fear? – Legal Futures

Posted April 12th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, mental health, news, solicitors by sally

‘A newly published survey by the Law Society Junior Lawyer’s Division (JLD) has found that extreme stress affects a quarter of young lawyers. This highlights a worrying trend that we have been tracking for some time: young solicitors unable to cope and lacking proper support from their employers.’

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Legal Futures, 12th April 2017

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Judge disciplined for offering to pay teenage girl’s penalty – BBC News

‘A judge has been disciplined for offering to pay a penalty for a girl who had stabbed her abuser.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2017

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Judge disciplined over speech saying racism ‘alive and well’ in judiciary – The Guardian

Posted April 7th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, judges, news, racism by tracey

‘Peter Herbert, a part-time judge and chair of the Society of Black Lawyers, has been disciplined by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office for making a public speech on a political issue.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2017

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Medic suspended for ‘dishonesty’ over Ebola temperature – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by tracey

‘A doctor who misled other medics about Pauline Cafferkey – a nurse who developed the Ebola virus – has been suspended from practising for a month.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2017

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Christian nurse sacked for offering to pray with patients was just showing ‘compassion’, tribunal hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 31st, 2017 in Christianity, disciplinary procedures, news, nurses by tracey

‘A Christian nurse who was fired for offering to pray with patients before surgery was simply showing “compassion”, a tribunal heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2017

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Teacher who clipped rowdy pupil with book wins battle to save career – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 31st, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, news, teachers by tracey

‘A teacher who clipped a rowdy pupil with a book has won a battle to save her career after a court heard losing her would be a “loss”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2017

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Julian Cole nightclub incident: Police officers face no criminal charges – BBC News

‘Five police officers will not face criminal charges over the way they dealt with a man who broke his neck outside a nightclub, the BBC has been told.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2019

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Local authority alert sees family barrister fined over data security failings – Local Government Lawyer

‘A senior family law and Court of Protection barrister has been fined £1,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for failing to keep clients’ sensitive personal information secure.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th March 2017

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House of Lords drops tough new rule to kick out members who misbehave after opposition from peers – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 3rd, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, news, parliament, peerages & dignities by tracey

‘Tough new rules to kick misbehaving peers out of the House of Lords have been dropped because of opposition from members of the un-elected second chamber.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd March 2017

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Police officers who delayed attending a 999 call to go to McDonald’s ‘likely to keep their jobs’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Two police officers who delayed attending a 999 call about a suicide to get refreshments from McDonald’s are likely to keep their jobs, a disciplinary hearing has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2017

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The Judgement of Others – How Should a Disciplinary Panel Deal with the Findings of Another Professional Disciplinary Tribunal’s Decision: Analysis and Comment on Peckitt v GDC [2016] EWHC 1803 (Admin) – Drystone Chambers

Posted February 21st, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, nurses, professional conduct, solicitors by sally

‘What happens if a registrant is registered with two or more professional bodies and is then disciplined by one and is later disciplined by his or her other professional body? I recently appeared for the NMC, in the case of NMC v Benyu, where this situation arose. Ms Benyu was both a practising solicitor and nurse. She was struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) for the mishandling of client funds. The client had mental health issues and originally was referred to her through her work as a nurse. Following the decision of the SDT, Ms Benyu was referred to the NMC.’

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Drystone Chambers, 30th January 2017

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