CDM Decision and Penalty: Re Huntley (2) – Law & Religion UK

Posted November 15th, 2017 in Church of England, clergy, disciplinary procedures, fraud, insurance, news, tribunals by tracey

‘On 1 November 2017, the Church of England Document Library posted Huntley 2, the Decision and Penalty of the Bishop’s Disciplinary Tribunal for the Diocese of Durham between Mr Andrew Thurston (Complainant) and The Reverend David George Huntley (Respondent). This followed the Tribunal’s earlier Decision, May 2016, and Decision (Appeal) and Order in August 2016, which concerned the same clergyman but on a significantly different matter.’

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Law & Religion UK, 15th November 2017

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Liability of police misconduct hearings for discrimination – UK Police Law Blog

Posted November 10th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, equality, immunity, news, police by tracey

‘The Supreme Court has held in P v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2017] UKSC 65, that police misconduct hearings no longer benefit from judicial immunity in respect of discrimination claims. They also held that the Chief Constable is vicariously liable for the discriminatory acts of such panels. However, the decision related to an internal panel under the old regime when a misconduct hearing panel was chaired by an assistant chief constable.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 10th November 2017

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City firm fined record £500k over solicitor’s links with investment schemes – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 9th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, fines, law firms, news, professional conduct, solicitors by tracey

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal today confirmed its largest-ever fine levied against a law firm in England and Wales.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th November 2017

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The FA v Cellino – Behind the headlines – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

‘Almost a year since the case was heard before an FA Regulatory Commission, the final decision in the case of The FA v Massimo Cellino has been published.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 6th November 2017

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Teacher who filmed up schoolgirls’ skirts will not face prosecution as judge rules it’s not illegal – The Independent

‘An assistant headteacher who used his mobile phone to film up schoolgirls’ skirts will not face prosecution after a judge ruled his actions were not illegal.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2017

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David Evans fined £3,000 in curious case of Black Dave and Tango Sky – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, fines, gambling, horse racing, news by tracey

‘David Evans described as “very lenient” the fine of £3,000 meted out to him by racing’s ruling body after the trainer admitted he had delayed news of a non-runner in the hope of backing another horse in the same race at better odds. Evans staked £6,000 at 4-1 on Black Dave but lost his money when the horse, from his stable near Pandy in Monmouthshire, could finish only fourth.’

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The Guardian, 6th November 2017

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Teaching ban affirmed for world famous bassist after assault conviction – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, news, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘A music teacher convicted of indecently assaulting his students has been banned from teaching children following a long legal battle.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2017

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Social work, controversial views and fitness to practise: Ngole – Law & Religion UK

‘Felix Ngole, a second-year Master’s student on a social work course at Sheffield University, had been excluded from the course by the Faculty of Social Sciences Fitness to Practise [“FTP”] Committee after comments he posted on Facebook about his personal opposition to same-sex marriage. Before the Administrative Court, he argued that fitness to practise was a matter for the professional social work bodies rather than for the University. In R (Ngole) v University of Sheffield [2017] EWHC 2669 (Admin), however, Rowena Collins Rice, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, rejected his claim.’

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Law & Religion UK, 2nd November 2017

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BSB publishes updated disciplinary tribunal regulations and rules on parental leave in new BSB Handbook – Bar Standards Board

‘A new rule clarifying how vulnerable witnesses give evidence is one of a set of new and updated disciplinary tribunal regulations published today in the new version of the BSB handbook. The revised Handbook also contains new rules about shared parental leave, in addition to some minor amendments to provide additional clarity.’

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Bar Standards Board, 1st November 2017

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Social worker could be struck off after faking evidence in child case – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, evidence, news, social services by sally

‘A social worker has appeared before a professional disciplinary panel after she was found by a judge to have fabricated evidence to bolster the case for removing a child from the mother’s care and then lied in court about having done so.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2017

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Black former Met officer wins right to sue for discrimination – The Guardian

‘Supreme court ruling hailed as gamechanger by Race4Justice, which says professionals in many fields will now get full protection of equality legislation.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2017

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Personal injury lawyer struck off for telling staff to fake signatures – Litigation Futures

Posted October 24th, 2017 in costs, disciplinary procedures, disqualification, forgery, news, solicitors by sally

‘A personal injury lawyer who persuaded other employees to fake client signatures and lied about it in court has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Litigation Futures, 24th October 2017

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Warnings on hospital crowding with doubling in legal actions by CQC – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 9th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, health & safety, hospitals, news by sally

‘A growing crisis in hospital safety is revealed in official figures showing a doubling in the number of legal warnings issued by NHS watchdogs.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2017

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Kevin Nunes murder: Staffordshire Police ‘mishandled’ paid witness – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2017 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, gangs, murder, negligence, news, police, reports, witnesses by tracey

‘”Significant failures” by Staffordshire Police over a gangland killing led to the unsafe convictions of five men, a police watchdog report has found.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2017

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Legal Services Board told not to force lower disciplinary standard of proof “through the back door” – Legal Futures

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has been warned against trying to force the introduction of the civil standard of proof in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) without proper consultation.’

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Legal Futures, 29th September 2017

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SRA ushers in ‘Uberisation’ of legal services – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The SRA today signalled what it called the “Uberisation” of the legal market with the advent of the freelance solicitor.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 27th September 2017

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SDT finally publishes Leigh Day judgment – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal today published the long-awaited judgment on human rights firm Leigh Day and three of its lawyers.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 26th September 2017

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Rashan Charles’s family criticise Met for refusing to suspend police officer – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2017 in complaints, death in custody, disciplinary procedures, families, news, police by sally

‘The Metropolitan police have been criticised by the family of Rashan Charles for ignoring the advice of the police watchdog and refusing to suspend the officer involved in his death.’

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The Guardian, 20th September 2017

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Change in disciplinary standard of proof “will incentivise barristers to deliver good services”, says consumer panel – Legal Futures

Posted September 12th, 2017 in barristers, consumer protection, disciplinary procedures, news, standard of proof by tracey

‘The Legal Services Consumer Panel has given strong backing to the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB) proposal to reduce the standard of proof in disciplinary proceedings from the criminal to the civil standard.’

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Legal Futures, 12th September 2017

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Police watchdog to hold misconduct hearing in secret over man’s death – The Guardian

‘A disciplinary hearing of six police officers who have been accused of gross misconduct over the death of a 23-year-old man who died after a prolonged period of restraint seven years ago will begin in secret on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 11th september 2017

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