Driver sacked for drinking in club while sick wins tribunal – BBC News

Posted June 10th, 2021 in disciplinary procedures, news, unfair dismissal by sally

‘A driver who was sacked after he was seen drinking in a social club while off work through illness has won his case at an employment tribunal.’

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BBC News, 9th June 2021

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Kate Shemirani: Nurse who claimed 5G caused Covid symptoms and spread vaccine misinformation struck off – The Independent

‘A leading figure in Britain’s anti-vaccination movement who repeatedly spread coronavirus conspiracy theories, and once called the NHS “the new Auschwitz”, has been permanently struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register.’

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The Independent, 5th June 2021

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Ollie Robinson: England bowler suspended for historical tweets – BBC News

‘England pace bowler Ollie Robinson has been suspended from international cricket pending an investigation into historical racist and sexist tweets.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2021

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Officers accused of sexual abuse must face investigation, says police chief – The Guardian

‘All serving police officers accused of domestic or sexual abuse should face misconduct hearings as well as criminal investigations, according to the most senior police officer for domestic abuse in England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2021

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‘Victimised’ jockey wins partial victory after appeal over non-trier ban – The Guardian

Posted May 28th, 2021 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, sport by tracey

‘Jason Watson achieved only a partial victory in his appeal on Thursday against a seven-day ban under the non-trier rules, after a hearing that turned on the question of how much effort a rider should make to gain the best possible placing when any realistic hope of making the frame is long gone.’

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The Guardian, 28th May 2021

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Batley school protests: Teacher allowed back in Prophet Muhammad image row – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2021 in disciplinary procedures, Islam, news, teachers by tracey

‘A teacher who was suspended after showing children a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad can return to the classroom.’

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BBC News, 27th May 2021

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Barrister who switched from crime to family “was not on top of the rules” – Legal Futures

‘A barrister sanctioned for talking to the opposing lay client in the absence of their lawyer had switched from criminal to family law and “was simply not on top” of the rules, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 24th May 2021

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Former UK police officer convicted of assault barred from rejoining – The Guardian

‘A former police officer who assaulted a woman in the street as she walked home has been placed on a register barring him from rejoining the service.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2021

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Court rejects appeal from solicitor struck off for gross overcharging – Legal Futures

Posted May 18th, 2021 in costs, disciplinary procedures, executors, news, remuneration, solicitors by sally

‘The High Court has rejected an appeal from a solicitor struck off after charging an estate where he was sole executor over eight times the reasonable remuneration to which he was entitled under the will.’

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Legal Futures, 18th May 2021

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Barrister reprimanded for talking to lay opponent without their lawyer – Legal Futures

‘A barrister whose actions in speaking to the opposing lay client in the absence of their lawyer led a court to adjourn a hearing has been sanctioned by a disciplinary tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 14th May 2021

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Solicitor who deliberately misled High Court struck off – Legal Futures

Posted May 12th, 2021 in deceit, disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, solicitors by sally

‘A solicitor found by a High Court judge to have deliberately misled the court has now been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 12th May 2021

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Bar promises tougher sanctions on sexual misconduct – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The bar tribunal service has proposed significantly tougher sanctions for barristers who commit sexual misconduct, after facing criticism for being too lenient.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th April 2021

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Met dismisses police officer who belonged to banned neo-Nazi terror group – The Guardian

‘A man who became the first British police officer convicted of belonging to a neo-Nazi terrorist organisation has been dismissed from the Metropolitan police without notice.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2021

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Disciplinary Déjà vu: Res Judicata and Trade Union Disciplinary Proceedings – Parklane Plowden

‘The case related to a complaint made against Mr McFadden, that he had inappropriately touched a woman at an anti-austerity march attended by Unite members. A complaint was raised with Unite and Mr McFadden was found to have breached the union’s rules on conduct “in the workplace”. He appealed through the union’s procedures and his appeal was unsuccessful. Thereafter, Mr McFadden made a complaint to the assistant certification officer [“ACO”]. The ACO determined that as the alleged conduct was outside the workplace, in a context where Mr McFadden was not acting as a representative of Unite, nor at an event organised by Unite, the complaint did not pertain to conduct that Unite could discipline him for and consequently the allegation was null and void. The ACO ordered Unite to reinstate McFadden to his positions held prior to the suspension.’

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Parklane Plowden, 10th March 2021

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Met officer faces dismissal after ‘clear case of racial profiling’ – The Guardian

‘A police officer jailed for picking on a black father because of his colour and attacking him in front of his children is facing dismissal.’

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The Guardian, 13th April 2021

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Fine for solicitor who acted on both sides in “undue influence” house sale – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who acted for both sides in a house sale at an undervalue, set aside by the High Court on the grounds of undue influence, has been fined by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 13th April 2021

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Towuaghantse v GMC [2021] EWHC 681 (Admin) Coroner’s findings, independence of experts and registrant denials: this case is not one to put on the “read later” pile – 2 Hare Court

‘It is difficult to know where to start with Towuaghantse v GMC [2021] EWHC 681 (Admin). I will give you a briefest account of the facts in a moment, but potentially Mostyn J’s judgment in this case stands as authority for the following principles:
a. The factual findings of a coroner, and any narrative conclusion, are all admissible against a registrant.
b. Authors of expert reports do not have to be independent in the sense of uninvolved with the institution or any of the players in a case, they are merely subject to a Porter v McGill style test of bias or apparent bias.
c. The capacity of a registrant to remediate sincerely should be judged by reference to evidence unconnected with their denials of the factual charges, unless the fact-finding decision included findings of blatant dishonesty by the registrant (a refinement of the same judge’s recent pronouncements in GMC v Awan [2020] EWHC 1553 (Admin)).’

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2 Hare Court, 30th March 2021

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Tribunal rejects solicitor appeal against £1,000 SRA fine – Legal Futures

Posted March 31st, 2021 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, solicitors, tribunals by tracey

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has rejected an appeal by a solicitor against a £1,000 fine imposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for breaching a written agreement he made during probate litigation.’

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Legal Futures, 31st March 2021

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Bar Council steps in over inconsistent harassment sanctions regime – The Bar Council

Posted March 29th, 2021 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, harassment, news by tracey

‘The Bar Council has written to both the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and the Bar Tribunal and Adjudication Service (BTAS) about concerns over the handling of harassment cases.’

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The Bar Council, 26th March 2021

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Male barrister suspended for lewd comments aimed at female mini-pupil – Legal Futures

‘An experienced barrister who made crude sexual comments to a woman on a mini-pupillage has been suspended for six months and told not to take on pupils or mini-pupils in future.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd March 2020

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