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

Source: www.sportslawbulletin.org

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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Regulator secures record £250k fine against global firm White & Case – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has approved a fine of £250,000 on international firm White & Case for failures over conflict of interest and client confidentiality. The penalty is the biggest ever issued against a single firm at the tribunal and followed an investigation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th July 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

New rules mean being cleared of misconduct by disciplinary tribunal may not be the end for barristers – Legal Futures

Posted July 3rd, 2017 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, news, tribunals by tracey

‘Barristers who are cleared of misconduct by a disciplinary tribunal can still be sanctioned for breaching the BSB Handbook, under new changes to the rules approved by the Legal Services Board.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd July 2017

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High Court overturns dishonesty finding against solicitor due to “serious procedural irregularities” – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has overturned a finding of dishonesty made by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) against a prominent solicitor because the allegation was not tested during the hearing – which the court called a “serious procedural irregularity”.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd June 2017

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Delegation – Education Law Blog

Posted June 20th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, education, news, universities by sally

‘Section 125 of the Education Reform Act 1988 provides that any institution conducted by a higher education corporation shall be conducted in accordance with Articles of Government. The Articles must make provision with respect to specified matters. They may make provision with respect to other matters. These other matters include procedures for the appointment, promotion, suspension and dismissal of staff.’

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Education Blog, 19th June 2017

Source: education11kbw.com

Romanian nurse suspended for failing to understand English – Daily Telegraph

‘A Romanian nurse hired after being interviewed via Skype put patients’ health at risk because his English was so bad, a tribunal has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd June 2017

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Teaching assistant stole primary school’s charity money to pay off son’s drug dealer – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 25th, 2017 in conditional discharge, disciplinary procedures, news, teachers, theft by tracey

‘A primary school teaching assistant who stole money intended for charity to pay off her son’s drug dealer will be able to continue her career.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th May 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Are LQCs independent (and do they want to be?) – UK Police Law Blog

‘A recent decision from the High Court in Chief Constable of Thames Valley v Police Misconduct Panel [2017] EWHC 923 (Admin) says that misconduct panels can now be judicially reviewed by Chief Constables – but gives rise to a number of new and potentially awkward questions.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 22nd May 2017

Source: www.ukpolicelawblog.com

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

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk