Ep. 66: Upholding Public Confidence – Owain Thomas QC – Law Pod UK

Posted February 18th, 2019 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, news, podcasts by sally

‘Taken from our recent seminar, ‘Erasure, Remediation and Rights of Appeal in Disciplinary Proceedings’, Owain Thomas QC gives a talk entitled – Upholding public confidence argument: is it undermining remediation?’

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Law Pod UK, 15th February 2019

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Male lawyers must confront others who sexually harass – QC – The Guardian

‘Men in the legal profession need to “call out” other men if they witness sexual harassment, according to the barrister Helena Kennedy QC, who has urged such behaviour to be made the subject of disciplinary action.’

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The Guardian, 16th February 2019

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The Court of Appeal Rolls out the DP Barrel – Panopticon

‘Sometimes a case comes along which, whether through range of issues or over-enthusiastic pleading, seems to touch on more or less every data protection provision going. To this end, at least for the DPA 1998, we give you the lengthy treatise of Sales LJ that is: Cooper v National Crime Agency [2019] EWCA Civ 16.’

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Panopticon, 18th February 2019

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Solicitor “tried to get assault complainant to withdraw statement” – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who tried to get someone he employed to persuade the alleged victim of a sexual assault to withdraw her statement has been struck off by a tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 15th February 2019

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SDT: Solicitor “terrified” by Court of Appeal was incompetent – Legal Futures

Posted February 14th, 2019 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors by sally

‘A criminal law solicitor who described himself as “absolutely terrified” by a Court of Appeal appearance was incompetent but not dishonest, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has concluded.’

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Legal Futures, 13th February 2019

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Ep. 65: General Medical Council Appeals – Robert Keller & Jeremy Hyam QC – Law Pod UK

Posted February 13th, 2019 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, doctors, employment, health, news, nurses by sally

‘Taken from our recent seminar, ‘Erasure, Remediation and Rights of Appeal in Disciplinary Proceedings’, Robert Kellar and Jeremy Hyam QC discuss appeals by the general medical council.’

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Law Pod UK, 11th February 2019

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Supervising solicitor “told paralegal to lie” to barrister – Legal Futures

Posted February 8th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, news, paralegals, personal injuries, solicitors by sally

‘An experienced personal injury paralegal who lied to a barrister and legal expenses insurer “on instruction from her supervising solicitor” has been banned from working for law firms.’

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Legal Futures, 8th February 2019

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Court refuses to overturn solicitor’s sole practitioner ban – Legal Futures

Posted February 8th, 2019 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors by sally

‘The High Court has rejected a solicitor’s appeal against a decision to ban him from working as a sole practitioner.’

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Legal Futures, 8th February 2019

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Warwick students suspended for rape chat ‘won’t return’ – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2019 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, internet, news, rape, universities by tracey

‘Two University of Warwick students, who were involved in an online group chat that threatened rape, will not be returning, despite a ban on their attendance being lifted. The pair were barred from the campus for 10 years, but this was reduced to 12 months after they appealed.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2018

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Lawyer whistleblower struck off despite revealing misconduct – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 4th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors, whistleblowers by sally

‘A trainee solicitor struck off after reporting her bosses for overcharging clients by up to 2,000 per cent has warned how the legal industry does “precious little” to protect whistleblowers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd February 2019

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Case Comment: Michalak v GMC [2017] UKSC 71 – UKSC Blog

‘The case was about the meaning of the Equality Act 2010, s 120(7), which removes from the jurisdiction of the employment tribunal any decision which is “subject to an appeal or proceedings in the nature of an appeal”.’

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UKSC Blog, 29th January 2019

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Legal action prompts academy to consider isolation unit criticisms – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, judicial review, news, school children by sally

‘An academy chain has pledged to look at criticism of its use of isolation units in a review of its behaviour policy, after a student mounted legal action against the trust.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2019

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“Bullied and manipulated” young solicitor struck off – Legal Futures

Posted January 29th, 2019 in bullying, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors, whistleblowers by sally

‘A young solicitor who was “deceived, pressured, bullied and manipulated” has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT), despite being the one to blow the whistle on misconduct in her firm.’

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Legal Futures, 29th January 2019

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Barrister who failed to pass on fees to colleague suspended – Legal Futures

‘A public access barrister who failed to pass on fees payable to a colleague has been suspended by a Bar disciplinary tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 25th January 2019

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DWP acted ‘perversely’ in sacking of disabled woman, judge finds – The Guardian

‘A disabled woman was discriminated against when she was unfairly sacked by the Department for Work and Pensions, which behaved in a “perverse” and “blinkered” manner, a judge has found.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2019

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SRA pays Leigh Day £1m in costs to end disciplinary case – Legal Futures

‘The highly contentious Leigh Day disciplinary case has come to an end with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) paying the firm £1m in costs after the regulator’s unsuccessful appeal.’

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Legal Futures, 17th January 2019

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Police misconduct: Watchdog ‘bringing wrong cases’ – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, news, ombudsmen, police, professional conduct, statistics by tracey

‘Only five police officers in England and Wales were dismissed in the last three years following misconduct cases ordered by the police watchdog.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2019

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Solicitor who ran unauthorised law firm struck off – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who said his unauthorised firm was acting only for “family and friends” has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 8th January 2019

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“Cruel” solicitor jailed for stealing from severely injured clients – Legal Futures

‘A struck-off solicitor who admitted stealing more than £700,000 from two vulnerable people while in practice has been jailed for four years.’

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Legal Futures, 19th December 2018

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Conveyancer who overcharged for search fees is suspended – Legal Futures

Posted December 18th, 2018 in client accounts, conveyancing, disciplinary procedures, fees, news, solicitors by sally

‘A solicitor who regularly overcharged clients for search fees and transferred money from client to office account without their consent has been suspended for two years by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 18th December 2018

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