Barrister to be disbarred for £900,000 fraud – Bar Standards Board

Posted October 29th, 2013 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, disqualification, fraud, news, tribunals by sally

“A public disciplinary tribunal has ordered the disbarment of a barrister for dishonest conduct following convictions for a range of fraud offences amounting to around £900,000.”

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Bar Standards Board, 24th October 2013

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

BSB guilty of “misleading conduct” in disciplinary case, says High Court judge – Legal Futures

“A High Court judge has accused the Bar Standards Board (BSB) of ‘misleading conduct’ in the way it handled a disciplinary matter that led to a barrister being disbarred.”

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Legal Futures, 28th October 2013

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Dentist who submitted claims for dead patients struck off – Daily Telegraph

“A dentist jailed for conning the NHS out of more than £1.3 million to fund her ‘globe trotting’ lifestyle and taste for designer shoes has been struck off by the dental regulator.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st October 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Nurse with indecent images of female patients struck off – BBC News

“An accident and emergency nurse who took indecent photographs of young female patients has been struck off.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2013

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When can an Athlete refuse a Drugs Test? – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted September 26th, 2013 in disqualification, drug abuse, news, sport by sally

“It is an anti-doping violation for an athlete to refuse or fail ‘without compelling justification’ to submit to a sample collection. The violation ordinarily gives rise to a two year ban (Article 2 of the WADA Code).”

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 26th September 2013

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Jade Clark moped death: Driver jailed for death and cover-up – BBC News

“A banned driver who caused the death of a 16-year-old girl in a road crash and then tried to cover up his involvement has been jailed for six years.”

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BBC News, 18th September 2013

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Sandwich-eating driver sentenced for careless driving death – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2013 in careless driving, community service, disqualification, news, sentencing by sally

“A motorist who knocked down and killed a cyclist while eating a sandwich at the wheel has been sentenced for causing death by careless driving.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2013

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Man jailed for shooting his pet dog – The Independent

Posted August 30th, 2013 in animal cruelty, disqualification, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who tried to kill his pet dog because he wasn’t able to find a new home for it has been sentenced to jail.”

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The Independent, 29th August 2013

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Satnav driver who killed cyclist spared jail – Daily Telegraph

“A motorist who killed a cyclist because he was relying too heavily on satnav directions has been spared jail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th August 2013

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Restrictions on health workers with HIV lifted as ‘outdated’ ban ends – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2013 in dentists, disqualification, doctors, employment, HIV, news by sally

“Surgeons, dentists, midwives and other healthcare workers who have HIV are to be allowed to perform all kinds of procedures on patients, following the lifting of an outdated ban that led in some cases to the loss of careers and livelihoods.”

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The Guardian, 15th August 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Driver caught doing 80 mph in a 30 mph zone criticised – Daily Telegraph

“A judge has criticised a man caught driving at more than 80 mph in a 30 mph zone, as she said sentencing guidelines did not cover such a gross breach of the speed limit.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2013

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Man jailed for shooting marble at cat – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2013 in animal cruelty, disqualification, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who left a cat needing surgery to remove its eye after shooting it with a catapult has been jailed.”

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The Guardian, 1st August 2013

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Man caught driving 165mph tells court which banned him: ‘Catch me if you can’ – The Independent

“The 24-year-old was stopped in a £100,000 rented Audi R8 Spyder and says ban won’t stop him hitting the roads again.”

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The Independent, 31st July 2013

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Domestic abusers facing gun ban – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2013 in disqualification, domestic violence, firearms, news by sally

“People with a history of domestic violence should be prevented from having guns, says the Home Office.”

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BBC News, 31st July 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Courts could force directors to compensate creditors, under Government plans – OUT-LAW.com

“Courts could be given the power to order disqualified company directors to compensate creditors who have lost money as a result of their actions, under plans being considered by the Government.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th July 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

Teacher spared jail after admitting affair with schoolboy – Daily Telegraph

“A female teacher who had an affair with a teenage pupil has been spared jail after she claimed the affair was over – despite being spotted with him just two days ago.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th July 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Teacher struck off register over sex with pupil, 16 – The Guardian

“A woman who had sex with a 16-year-old school pupil has been struck off the teaching register by a disciplinary panel.”

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The Guardian, 26th June 2013

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Essex ambulance ‘have a fag’ paramedic struck off – BBC News

“A paramedic who told a vulnerable man suffering a seizure to ‘have a drink and a fag’ has been struck off.”

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BBC News, 20th June 2013

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Pathologist who botched G20 post-mortem abandons appeal against being struck off – The Independent

“The pathologist who botched the post-mortem of a man struck by a policeman at G20 protests in 2009 has abandoned his appeal against being struck off.”

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The Independent, 19th June 2013

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Regina (Gray and another) v Crown Court at Aylesbury – WLR Daily

Posted June 3rd, 2013 in animal cruelty, costs, disqualification, judicial review, law reports by sally

Regina (Gray and another) v Crown Court at Aylesbury [2013] EWHC 500 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 204

“The court ought not to record a separate conviction under section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 where a person had been found guilty of an offence under section 4 and the neglect proved under section 9 was no wider than the conduct which caused the unnecessary suffering for which there was guilt under section 4.”

WLR Daily, 12th March 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk