Hundreds of whistleblowers claim they faced recriminations as NHS fears repeat of Gosport scandal – The Independent

Posted June 22nd, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, hospitals, news, victimisation, whistleblowers by tracey

‘Data collected by NHS whistleblowing body shows 7,000 staff came forward with patient safety or bullying concerns in 2017-18 but this is “just the tip of the iceberg.”‘

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The Independent, 22nd June 2018

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Doctor who left date paralysed in car crash kept his job after he used medical knowledge to try help her walk again – Daily Telegraph

‘A doctor who left his date paralysed in a car crash kept his job after a tribunal heard he used medical knowledge to try and help her walk again.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th June 2018

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Former Watford chairman banned for life from English football over forged bank letter – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 15th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, fines, forgery, news, sport by tracey

‘A former chairman of Watford has been banned for life from the English game after admitting supplying falsified financial information to the football authorities.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th June 2015

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Contrasting fortunes for barristers appealing high-profile disciplinary rulings – Legal Futures

Posted June 12th, 2018 in appeals, barristers, disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct by sally

‘Two barristers have had contrasting fortunes in appeals against high-profile sanctions imposed by the Bar Disciplinary Tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 12th June 2018

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Proceeding in absence: Adeogba reaffirmed – UK Police Law Blog

Posted June 11th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, news, police by sally

‘The position on proceeding in absence of a defendant officer in police misconduct hearings was always thought to mirror that in criminal proceedings – and for good reason. The central authority of R v Jones (Anthony) [2003] 1 AC 1, setting out the very high bar to proceeding in criminal actions was followed by Tate v The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons [2003] UKPC 34, which adopted that test for disciplinary hearings. It is worth noting that although Tate was heard by the Privy Council, it did so as a first (and only) tier appeal tribunal. Regardless, the position in Tate no longer holds.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 9th June 2018

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Sanctions for solicitor who posted offensive comments on Facebook and barrister who got clerk to lie – Legal Futures

Posted June 11th, 2018 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors by sally

‘A solicitor who made offensive remarks in a private Facebook group has been rebuked and fined, while other unusual disciplinary decisions announced yesterday included a suspension for a barrister who got her clerk to lie about her availability for a hearing.’

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Legal Futures, 8th June 2018

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Bar Council attacks BSB’s disciplinary reform plans – Legal Futures

Posted June 8th, 2018 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, news by sally

‘The Bar Council has called on the Bar Standards Board (BSB) not to move to an “entirely different system” which will see far smaller groups of people than now make decisions on what to do about barristers accused of misconduct.’

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Legal Futures, 6th June 2018

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Doctor can return to work after causing decapitation of baby in mother’s womb, tribunal rules – The Independent

‘A doctor who caused a baby to be decapitated during birth has been cleared of misconduct and can return to work.’

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The Independent, 6th June 2018

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Baby was decapitated by doctor’s actions, tribunal rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 5th, 2018 in birth, disciplinary procedures, doctors, medical treatment, news, tribunals by tracey

‘A gynaecologist who caused an unborn baby to be accidentally decapitated in her mother’s womb has been found guilty of medical misconduct.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th June 2018

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Solicitor who attributed false legal aid claims to depression struck off – Legal Futures

Posted June 4th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, fees, legal aid, news, solicitors by sally

‘A criminal defence solicitor has been struck off for dishonestly claiming £7,000 from the legal aid fund and falsifying documents to cover up his mistakes in double-booking advocates – at a time when he said he was suffering from severe depression which led him to drink and take un-prescribed drugs.’

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Legal Futures, 4th June 2018

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Not guilty, but probably dishonest – New Law Journal

Posted June 1st, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors, standard of proof, tribunals by sally

‘John Gould puts disciplinary procedures & the standard of proof required by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal under the spotlight.’

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New Law Journal, 1st June 2018

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Met Police ordered to hold disciplinary hearing for officer who shot man dead during attempted prison break – The Independent

Posted May 18th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, firearms, fugitive offenders, news, police by tracey

‘A police watchdog has provoked outrage among critics by ordering a gross misconduct hearing for an officer who shot a man dead during an attempted prison break.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2018

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Competing private and public interests in suspension and investigation – UK Police Law Blog

Posted May 17th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, news, police, public interest by tracey

‘R (Birks) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2018] EWHC 807 (Admin) is the case of an officer who wanted to resign in order to take up a position as a minister in the Church of England. He was suspended and not permitted to resign, so that the IPCC (as it then was) could investigate his conduct in connection with the arrest of Sean Rigg who died in custody at Brixton Police Station in 2008.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 14th May 2018

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Met dismisses police spy who tricked activist into sexual relationship – The Guardian

Posted May 4th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, dismissal, identity fraud, news, police by tracey

‘An undercover officer who had an unauthorised sexual relationship with an environmental campaigner has been dismissed from the police after a disciplinary hearing.’

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2018

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Senior partner who bungled hearing loss claims and lied to the court is struck off – Litigation Futures

‘The senior partner of a personal injury firm who bungled 37 noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) claims and lied to the court has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Litigation Futures, 25th April 2018

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SDT criticises solicitor for “misleading” evidence on husband’s £80,000 investment in firm – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has strongly criticised a solicitor who gave “misleading” evidence on her husband’s £80,000 investment in a personal injury firm, which it said encouraged her to pay banned referral fees.’

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Legal Futures, 26th April 2018

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SRA appeals “unduly lenient” penalty handed out to solicitor found guilty of sexual assault – Legal Futures

Posted April 25th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, news, penalties, sexual offences, solicitors by sally

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is to appeal a tribunal’s decision to suspend a solicitor found guilty of sexual assault as being too lenient, Legal Futures can reveal.’

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Legal Futures, 25th April 2018

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Steep rise in law firm closures and Compensation Fund payouts – Legal Futures

‘The number of law firms shut by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) increased by more than a third last year from 37 to 50, figures from the regulator’s annual review have shown.’

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Legal Futures, 24th April 2018

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Tribunal lifts restrictions on solicitor who “carved out new area of expertise” – Legal Futures

Posted April 4th, 2018 in client accounts, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, solicitors, tribunals by sally

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has removed the conditions on the practising certificate (PC) of a solicitor fined for allowing improper payments to be made out of client account.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd April 2018

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GMC to investigate racism as black doctors face greater number of complaints – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 29th, 2018 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, race discrimination, racism by tracey

‘Health chiefs will investigate whether black and other ethnic minority (BME) doctors are the victims of racism after revealing they are more likely to be hauled before disciplinary tribunals than white colleagues. The General Medical Council (GMC) said there has been a persistent “overrepresentation” of complaints against ethnic minority doctors in recent years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2018

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