SRA disciplinary decisions could stay in public domain for longer – Legal Futures

‘Details of disciplinary and other regulatory action taken by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) could be published for longer than the current three years to combat misinformation online, it said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 11th May 2022

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Report calls for primary school exclusions to be banned by 2026 – The Independent

‘Exclusions from primary school should be banned by 2026, a new report has said.’

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The Independent, 29th April 2022

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Doctors could soon face action over ‘misleading’ social media posts – The Guardian

‘Doctors who share “misleading” information on social media could face regulatory action, according to planned new guidelines.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2022

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“Ground down” veteran barrister fined for direct access offences – Legal Futures

‘A veteran barrister has been fined £4,250 by a Bar disciplinary tribunal for carrying out litigation without authorisation and handling client money on behalf of a direct access client.’

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Legal Futures, 26th April 2022

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Barrister with council tax conviction fails in disbarment appeal – Legal Futures

Posted April 19th, 2022 in appeals, barristers, council tax, disciplinary procedures, disclosure, fraud, news by sally

‘The High Court has rejected an appeal from a barrister disbarred after a council tax conviction and submission of dishonest evidence to a Crown Court.’

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Legal Futures, 19th April 2022

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Dog-walking Dorset Police officer faked injury for £150k – BBC News

‘A former police officer who feigned injury and claimed almost £150,000 from the force has been found guilty of gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 11th April 2022

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Child Q: Met Police changes strip-search policy in two London boroughs – BBC News

‘A strip-search of any child in two London boroughs will need approval from an inspector in the wake of the Child Q controversy, the Met Police says.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2022

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Radlett anaesthetist jailed for arranging child sex abuse – BBC News

‘An NHS consultant anaesthetist who was caught by police while arranging to sexually abuse a seven-year-old girl has been jailed for 28 months.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2022

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Ex-Wiltshire police worker jailed for affair with rapist she was supervising – The Guardian

‘A female police worker has been jailed for having an affair with a convicted rapist she was supposed to be supervising.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2022

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Employers can take action against striking workers, Court of Appeal decides – OUT-LAW.com

‘The English and Welsh Court of Appeal has reasserted the previously held view that protection against detriment on the grounds of “trade union activities” does not extend to strike action.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th March 2022

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BSB panel rejects complaints over barrister’s Royal baby tweet – Legal Futures

‘A Bar Standards Board (BSB) panel has rejected more than 80 complaints made against a barrister accused of making racist comments on Twitter about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby last year.’

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Legal Futures, 30th March 2022

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Barrister sanctioned for “offensive” Muslim tweet wins appeal – Legal Futures

‘A Bar Standards Board (BSB) panel applied too low a threshold in sanctioning a barrister for a tweet about Muslims that it said would cause offence, a tribunal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 28th March 2022

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Child Q: Black professionals urge education secretary to take action following strip-search – The Independent

‘The education secretary must take immediate action to tackle institutional racism within the education sector following the “dehumanising” strip-search of a black child in London, a collective of black professionals has demanded.’

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The Independent, 26th March 2022

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80% of UK police accused of domestic abuse kept jobs, figures show – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2022 in disciplinary procedures, domestic violence, news, police, statistics by tracey

‘More than 1,000 police officers and staff accused of domestic abuse are still serving in law enforcement, new figures show. Eight out of 10 kept their jobs after the allegations were made, with a small fraction being disciplined or dismissed.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2022

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Boris Johnson’s push to recruit 20,000 more police increased risk of ‘unsuitable’ officers, watchdog finds – The Independent

Posted March 11th, 2022 in disciplinary procedures, government departments, news, ombudsmen, police by tracey

‘Risks that racist and misogynist police could slip through checks were increased by the government’s push to rapidly recruit 20,000 extra officers, a watchdog has found.’

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The Independent, 11th March 2022

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Rule will require solicitors to challenge colleagues’ improper behaviour – Legal Futures

‘Solicitors will have a regulatory obligation to challenge colleagues who treat others unfairly or without respect as part of a plan to beef up the rules on health and wellbeing at work.’

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Legal futures, 7th March 2022

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NHS surgeon censured for vandalising colleagues’ cars – The Guardian

‘A leading NHS surgeon has been censured by two medical regulators, and suspended by one of them, for repeatedly vandalising colleagues’ cars in their hospital car park, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2022

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Senior judge recommends scaling back of Commons standards tsar’s dual role – The Independent

Posted March 4th, 2022 in codes of practice, disciplinary procedures, news, parliament by tracey

‘Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Kathryn Stone should have her decision-making powers stripped back and the Commons be banned from amending reports into MPs’ rule breaches, a review of the standards system has recommended.’

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The Independent, 4th March 2022

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High Court overturns tribunal’s dishonesty finding – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 22nd, 2022 in disciplinary procedures, mental health, news, solicitors, tribunals by tracey

‘The High Court has overturned a tribunal finding that a solicitor acted dishonestly on a re-accreditation application.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 21st February 2022

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Solicitor overturns disciplinary tribunal’s dishonesty finding – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor suspended for a year after a tribunal ruled he had acted dishonestly in signing a declaration on behalf of one of his firm’s directors has successfully challenged the decision.’

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Legal Futures, 21st February 2022

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