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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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

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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

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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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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

BSB consults on changing the standard of proof used in professional misconduct proceedings for barristers – Bar Standards Board

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today launched a new consultation about the standard of proof applied when barristers and others regulated by the BSB face disciplinary proceedings for professional misconduct.’

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Bar Standards Board, 2nd May 2017

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

High Court ruling on meaning of ‘lack of integrity’ to cause SRA and other regulators problems – Legal Futures

Posted April 21st, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, solicitors by tracey

‘The High Court ruling last week that said a lack of integrity on the part of a solicitor is the same as dishonesty could cause regulators real problems when prosecuting cases where they are not sure they have enough to establish dishonesty, it has been claimed.’

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Legal Futures, 21st April 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Does a lack of integrity show dishonesty? High Court says yes as it overturns “flawed” strike-off – Legal Futures

Posted April 13th, 2017 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors by sally

‘A High Court judge has overturned a decision by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) to strike off a former partner of national law firm Bond Dickinson, because the distinction it drew between acting without integrity and being dishonest meant the whole case against him was flawed.’

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Legal Futures, 13th April 2017

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Judge sacked for trolling people on online news stories – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, internet, judges, news by sally

‘A judge has been sacked for using a pseudonym to post abusive comments on a newspaper website about cases he was involved in.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2017

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A culture of fear? – Legal Futures

Posted April 12th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, mental health, news, solicitors by sally

‘A newly published survey by the Law Society Junior Lawyer’s Division (JLD) has found that extreme stress affects a quarter of young lawyers. This highlights a worrying trend that we have been tracking for some time: young solicitors unable to cope and lacking proper support from their employers.’

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Legal Futures, 12th April 2017

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Judge disciplined for offering to pay teenage girl’s penalty – BBC News

‘A judge has been disciplined for offering to pay a penalty for a girl who had stabbed her abuser.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2017

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Judge disciplined over speech saying racism ‘alive and well’ in judiciary – The Guardian

Posted April 7th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, judges, news, racism by tracey

‘Peter Herbert, a part-time judge and chair of the Society of Black Lawyers, has been disciplined by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office for making a public speech on a political issue.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2017

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Medic suspended for ‘dishonesty’ over Ebola temperature – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by tracey

‘A doctor who misled other medics about Pauline Cafferkey – a nurse who developed the Ebola virus – has been suspended from practising for a month.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2017

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Christian nurse sacked for offering to pray with patients was just showing ‘compassion’, tribunal hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 31st, 2017 in Christianity, disciplinary procedures, news, nurses by tracey

‘A Christian nurse who was fired for offering to pray with patients before surgery was simply showing “compassion”, a tribunal heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Teacher who clipped rowdy pupil with book wins battle to save career – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 31st, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, news, teachers by tracey

‘A teacher who clipped a rowdy pupil with a book has won a battle to save her career after a court heard losing her would be a “loss”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk