Primary school teacher banned from classrooms after sending thousands of pounds to terror groups – The Independent

Posted January 10th, 2022 in disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, teachers, terrorism by tracey

‘A primary school teacher has been banned from teaching after sending thousands of pounds to individuals and groups linked to terrorism.’

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The Independent. 10th January 2022

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Disbarred barrister loses bid to practise pending appeal – Law Society Gazette

‘A barrister who was disbarred after she was convicted for council tax fraud and found to have lied to an appellate court has lost a bid to continue practising pending an appeal.’

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Law Society Gazette, 17th December 2021

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Unorthodox Covid Views and Medical Regulation – Richard Smith – UK Human Rights Blog

‘White v General Medical Council [2021] EWHC 3286 (Admin) (03 December 2021). A case in which the High Court reminds the regulator of requirements for imposing curbs on free speech.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th December 2021

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Robbie Dunne suspended for 18 months in Bryony Frost bullying case – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2021 in bullying, disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, sport by michael

‘In a vindication of Frost’s decision to lodge a complaint, Dunne was found guilty on four counts by an independent panel. Dunne was told by Brian Barker, the chair of the three-person panel, that “professional athletes should behave in a professional way and I’m afraid you haven’t. This was a deliberate targeting of a colleague whose vulnerabilities you exploited.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2021

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Two Met police officers jailed over photos of murdered sisters – The Guardian

‘Two Metropolitan police officers who “dehumanised” two black murder victims “for their own amusement” by taking and sharing photos from the scene where they lay murdered have each been jailed for two years and nine months.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2021

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Complaints about barristers’ conduct soar – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Hundreds more complaints about barristers were made over the last year, the regulator has revealed, with “dramatic increases” in reports alleging inappropriate social media use. In the period April 2020 to March 2021, the Bar Standards Board received 1,887 complaints, up by 29% from 1,460 the previous year.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st December 2021

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Barristers’ conduct outside of work under increasing scrutiny – Legal Futures

‘The number of reports about barristers’ conduct outside their professional lives continues to rise, the Bar Standards Board revealed yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 1st December 2021

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Police must do more to help child sexual abuse survivors, says Rotherham report – The Guardian

‘Police must do more to support and listen to survivors of child sexual abuse, according to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), following a major investigation into South Yorkshire police’s response to allegations made in Rotherham.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2021

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The importance of due process, communication and fairness in employee conduct investigations – what you need to know. – Local Government Lawyer

‘Julie Bann and James Hughes discuss the importance of fairness in employee conduct investigations, taking a look at the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham -v- Mr S Keable case.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th November 2021

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Police officer who pursued relationships with vulnerable women guilty of gross misconduct – The Independent

Posted November 18th, 2021 in disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct, standards, victims by tracey

‘A police officer who pursued inappropriate relationships with a woman feared to have suffered an overdose and another whose mother died would have been dismissed without notice had he not already retired, a watchdog has said.’

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The Independent, 17th November 2021

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Disciplinary hearings for judges to stay private in revamped system – Legal Futures

‘The disciplinary regime for judges is set to become quicker and clearer but – unlike for solicitors and barristers – hearings will remain behind closed doors, under plans published yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 16th November 2021

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Police forensic expert admits storing photos of crime scene corpses on his computer – The Independent

‘A former digital forensic police expert had admitted to unlawfully accessing and storing photos of corpses on his personal computer.’

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The Independent, 9th November 2021

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High Court refuses permission for judicial review of CPR changes – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The High Court has refused permission for judicial review of changes to the rules governing applications for permission to appeal. A pharmacist struck off for improperly touching a patient’s breasts argued that changes to CPR 52.5 made in 2016, which generally requires the Court of Appeal to determine applications without an oral hearing, were unfair.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th November 2021

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Solicitor struck off for misleading client about settlement – Legal Futures

“An experienced solicitor who worked at Slater & Gordon has been struck off after telling a personal injury client that her case was ongoing when it had actually settled and using some of the money to pay other clients damages they were not entitled to.”

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Legal Futures, 4th November 2021

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Oxford Brookes gang rape claim led to students’ expulsion – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2021 in disciplinary procedures, news, rape, sexual offences, universities by michael

“Two students were expelled from Oxford Brookes University following an allegation of gang rape, the BBC can confirm. A third was suspended after an appeal, and a fourth given a less serious punishment.

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BBC News, 4th November 2021

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Police sexual misconduct: ‘No place’ for officers who abuse authority – BBC News

‘Police officers and staff who abuse their position for a sexual purpose have “no place in policing and will be found out”, a watchdog has warned.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2021

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‘My friends called him PC Perv’: the police officers who prey on crime victims for sex – The Guardian

‘Nicola Brookes was groomed by a senior officer she trusted and she is not alone – 2,000 police officers have been accused of sexual misconduct in four years. In the wake of Sarah Everard’s murder, what can be done?’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2021

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Met officer kept job after sending explicit photo to former colleague – The Independent

‘A Met Police officer who sent an explicit picture to a former colleague was allowed to keep his job despite being reported to the force, it has been revealed.’

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The Independent, 15th October 2021

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Police officer guilty of misconduct over handling of mental health patient who died in custody – The Independent

‘A police sergeant who failed to properly assess a “vulnerable” woman in his custody who later died is guilty of gross misconduct.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2021

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Sarah Everard: Police forces to review allegations of sex offences and domestic abuse involving serving officers – The Independent

‘All police forces in England and Wales are to review allegations of indecent exposure, sex offences and violence against women by serving officers.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2021

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