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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GP who created fake patient ‘M Mouse’ ‘to cope with workload’ escapes suspension – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 8th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘A GP who listed “M Mouse” among hundreds of bogus patients has escaped suspension after a tribunal decided it was his way of coping with his workload.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2017

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Barton, betting and football’s ticking time bomb: Joey Barton v The FA – Blackstone Chambers

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, disqualification, gambling, news, sanctions by sally

‘On 25 July 2017, an FA Appeal Board allowed the appeal of Premier League player, Joey Barton, against the “excessive” ban on him from all football for 18 months, imposed as a result of breaches of The FA’s betting rules.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 31st July 2017

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Joseph Bryan on Joey Barton v the FA: 5 Things You Need to Know – Littleton Chambers

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, disqualification, gambling, news, sanctions, sport by sally

‘Joey Barton, the controversial Burnley FC midfielder (and sometime BBC Question Time panellist), was in December 2016 charged by the FA with a breach of rule E8: betting. It was said that he had placed 1,260 bets on professional football matches over a ten-year period. He pleaded guilty to the alleged misconduct. An FA regulatory commission (the “Commission”) was convened to hear submissions and decide on sanction. Its decision, made on 26 April 2017, was to suspend Barton from all football-related activities for 18 months with immediate effect.’

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Littleton Chambers, 31st July 2017

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Connor Sparrowhawk: no risk assessments before teenager’s death, tribunal finds – The Guardian

‘A senior psychiatrist failed to carry out any risk assessments on an epileptic teenager before he had a seizure and drowned in a bath, a medical tribunal has found.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2017

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High Court substitutes nine-month suspension after overturning solicitor’s strike-off – Legal Futures

Posted August 4th, 2017 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors by sally

‘The High Court has imposed a nine-month suspension on a senior solicitor after he successfully appealed his striking-off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 4th August 2017

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Barton, betting and football’s ticking time bomb: Joey Barton v The FA – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted August 3rd, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, gambling, news, sport by tracey

‘On 25 July 2017, an FA Appeal Board allowed the appeal of Premier League player, Joey Barton, against the “excessive” ban on him from all football for 18 months, imposed as a result of breaches of The FA’s betting rules.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 31st July 2017

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BSB increases efficiency in handling complaints – Bar Standards Board

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published its Enforcement Annual Report for 2016-17.’

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Bar Standards Board, 1st August 2017

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Immigration lawyer who misled court suspended indefinitely – Legal Futures

Posted August 1st, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, immigration, news, solicitors by sally

‘A solicitor who misled the court over the ‘student’ status of a client has been suspended indefinitely by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 1st August 2017

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Trojan Horse affair: remaining disciplinary proceedings dropped – The Guardian

‘The government has given up its two-year-long attempt to ban teachers caught up in the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham, after those in the remaining cases were told disciplinary action against them has been halted.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2017

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Female physics teacher, 28, banned after drunken sex with pupil in plane toilet – Daily Telegraph

‘A physics teacher who had sex with a pupil in the loos on a plane was only caught after a second pupil tried to blackmail her, a tribunal heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2017

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Disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson struck off by tribunal – BBC News

Posted July 26th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by sally

‘Disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson who carried out unnecessary cancer operations has been struck off.’

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BBC News, 25th July 2017

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Bar disciplinary tribunal panel recuses itself after barrister complains of bias – Legal Futures

Posted July 25th, 2017 in adjournment, barristers, disciplinary procedures, news, recusal, tribunals by sally

‘The panel of a Bar disciplinary tribunal has taken the highly unusual step of recusing itself after an allegation that it had shown actual or apparent bias against the defendant barrister, Legal Futures can reveal.’

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Legal Futures, 25th July 2017

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