Judge Gerald Price is suspended after claims by male prostitute – The Times

Posted June 30th, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, judges, news by sally

“A judge has been suspended after allegations that he had a nine-month relationship with a male prostitute.”

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The Times, 30th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Soldiers fined after ‘prank’ injures naked officer – The Independent

Posted June 25th, 2009 in armed forces, assault, disciplinary procedures, news by sally

“Three soldiers have been fined after leaving an officer with ‘nasty’ injuries when they tied him up and carried him naked from his bedroom in a drunken ‘prank’.”

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The Independent, 25th June 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Names of judges found guilty of misconduct to stay secret – The Guardian

“The government and the judiciary can continue to conceal the names of more than 170 misbehaving judges, a freedom of information tribunal has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 15th June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Priest barred over intimate text messages – The Independent

Posted June 11th, 2009 in clergy, disciplinary procedures, news by sally

“A priest has been barred from holding a licence after he admitted sending ‘sexual and intimate’ text messages to a teenage parishioner.”

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The Independent, 11th June 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Defrocked priest squatting in vicarage given reprieve – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2009 in clergy, disciplinary procedures, news by sally

“A judge has denied the Church of England the power to evict a defrocked cleric who is squatting in a vicarage.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Defrocked priest squatting in vicarage faces eviction – The Observer

Posted June 8th, 2009 in clergy, disciplinary procedures, news by sally

“Two Church of England bishops have begun legal proceedings to evict a defrocked cleric who is squatting in one of their properties.”

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The Observer, 7th June 2009

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Law Society ‘lost control’ of investigation into top solicitor – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2009 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, Law Society, news, solicitors by sally

“The Law Society has been accused of ‘systematic failure’ in its handling of a complaint against a close ally of the attorney general, the Guardian can reveal after a court injunction was lifted last week.”

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The Guardian, 24th May 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Failure to gag Private Eye clears the way to publication of rulings against lawyers – The Times

Posted May 21st, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, injunctions, legal profession, news by sally

“Thousands of disciplinary rulings against lawyers accused of misconduct can be publicised after one of Britain’s leading solicitors lost a battle in the Court of Appeal to keep his own case under wraps.”

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The Times, 21st May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Slow misconduct hearings cost taxpayers £8.2 million – The Times

Posted May 12th, 2009 in delay, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by sally

“Family doctors accused of misconduct are being suspended for up to four years and at a cost of up to £900,000, according to figures revealed by the NHS under the Freedom of Information Act.”

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The Times, 12th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lord Hunt outlines vision for regulation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 8th, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, law firms, Law Society, news by sally

“The peer tasked by Chancery Lane with reviewing legal regulation says that only ‘minor’ adjustments to the Law Society’s internal governance may be required to yield ‘enormous benefit’ for the regulation of law firms.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th May 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Struck off: lawyer who made £13m from sick miners – The Times

“A former television presenter who became one of Britain’s highest-earning solicitors has been struck off for ‘disgraceful’ misconduct in his handling of sick miners’ compensation claims.”

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The Times, 1st May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Fireman sacked over ‘puerile’ prank wins £45,000 in damages – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 28th, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A senior fireman who was sacked after a female colleague’s name badge was defaced in a ‘puerile’ prank has won £45,000 in damages.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th April 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina (G) v Governors of X School – Times Law Reports

Regina (G) v Governors of X School

Queen’s Bench Division

“An employee of a school facing a disciplinary committee for allegations of sexual misconduct was entitled to an enhanced measure of procedural protection afforded by article 6.1 of the European Convention on Human Rights, guaranteeing the right to a fair hearing, which included the right to legal representation at the disciplinary hearing.”

Times Law Reports, 24th April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Magistrate resigns over homosexual comments – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 21st, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, homosexuality, magistrates, news by sally

“A magistrate has resigned after making derogatory comments about homosexuals in a BBC television documentary.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th April 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Important changes to the Bar’s complaints and disciplinary system – Bar Standards Board

Posted April 3rd, 2009 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, press releases by sally

“The Bar Standards Board is pleased to announce that, following a review of the complaints and disciplinary system, new improvements to the system have been introduced.”

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Bar Standards Board, 31st March 2009

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Workplace grievance and flexible working laws change on Monday – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 2nd, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, flexible working, news by sally

“The way workplace disputes are handled will change from Monday. The Government’s scrapping of the statutory grievance and disciplinary procedures is just one of the law changes that will come into effect on 6th April.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd April 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Radiographer smuggled medical records of lover’s ex-wife from hospital – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 13th, 2009 in confidentiality, disciplinary procedures, medical records, news by sally

“Barbara Ferraro took the family health records of her partner’s ex-wife and teenage daughter for him to see, which revealed both had undergone abdominal scans. The Health Professions Council hearing was told that the 44-year-old’s actions were a breach of patient confidentiality.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


Lack of warning in first email made dismissal unfair, says EAT – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 12th, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, electronic mail, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“An employee’s dismissal was unfair because the email inviting him to the first in a series of disciplinary meetings did not specifically say that the process might result in dismissal, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th February 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

PCSOs account for more than half of police misconduct – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 5th, 2009 in community support officers, disciplinary procedures, news by sally

“Police community support officers accounted for more than half of all police staff gross misconduct cases during the last financial year despite only making up about a fifth of the workforce, a report shows.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th February 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Salsbury v The Law Society – Times Law Reports

Posted January 15th, 2009 in disciplinary procedures, human rights, news, solicitors, tribunals by sally

Salsbury v The Law Society

Court of Appeal

“Absent any error of law, the High Court had to pay considerable respect to the decision of an expert and informed domestic tribunal.”

The Times, 15th January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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