Judge reprimands solicitors for “imbeclic request” comment – Litigation Futures

‘A judge has criticised solicitors in a copyright infringement claim for describing a disclosure request made by the opposing side as “imbecilic”.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th May 2019

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Green light for new regime on when to report rule breaches – Legal Futures

‘New requirements for reporting rule breaches to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have been approved by the Legal Services Board (LSB).’

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Legal Futues, 21st May 2019

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Jackson calls for overhaul of system for clinical negligence claims – Litigation Futures

‘Clinical negligence claims could be handled by a tribunal under a new test for liability of whether the patient has suffered ‘reasonably avoidable injury’, Sir Rupert Jackson has proposed.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th May 2019

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Solicitor’s “atrocious” conduct over child contact case condemned – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has struck off a solicitor whose conduct in a sensitive child contact case it described as “atrocious”.’

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Legal Futures, 16th May 2019

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Police take legal action against former officer who had child with activist – The Guardian

‘Police chiefs are taking legal action against one of their former undercover officers who fathered a child during his covert infiltration of leftwing groups and then abandoned him.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2019

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Aid sector action to tackle abuse ‘completely unsatisfactory’, say MPs – The Guardian

‘Private aid companies and charities will be asked to reappear before MPs, after evidence given on tackling sexual abuse was condemned as “completely unsatisfactory”. Stephen Twigg, chair of the international development committee (IDC), said he intended to invite representatives of both groups back.’

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The Guardian, 8th May 2019

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Police officer who rammed suspected moped thief off his bike with car acted “reasonably”, tribunal rules – Daily Telegraph

‘A police officer who rammed a suspected moped thief off his bike can keep his job because his actions were “reasonable”, a tribunal has ruled, as rank and file officers have attacked how he was treated.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th May 2019

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Police officer sacked for punching suspect is reinstated – BBC News

‘A police sergeant dismissed for repeatedly punching a suspect in the head while he was detained in custody has been reinstated.’

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BBC News, 8th May 2019

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Exclusive: Pressured young solicitors “need courage to walk away” – Legal Futures

‘Young solicitors who find themselves in toxic work environments cannot “leave their professional ethical compass at home” and ultimately have to walk away, the president of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has said.’

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Legal Futures, 7th May 2019

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Police driver who knocked suspect off moped may face misconduct case – The Guardian

‘A police driver who deliberately knocked a fleeing teenage suspect off a stolen moped may face a misconduct hearing, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 7th May 2019

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Law firms “willing to draw up NDAs” that breach SRA guidance – Legal Futures

‘Law firms are willing to draw up non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) that clearly breach Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) guidance, according to the woman whose own NDA threw the spotlight on the issue.’

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Legla Futures, 2nd May 2019

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More than 2,500 prison staff disciplined in five years with majority for sex and drugs, MoJ figures show – Daily Telegraph

‘Thousands of prison staff have been subject to disciplinary action in the past five years, including for relationships with inmates, assaulting prisoners and racism.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2019

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Police failed stalking victim who killed herself, watchdog finds – The Guardian

‘Police repeatedly failed a stalking victim who went on to kill herself, crushed by the weight of harassment she was suffering, a report has found.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2019

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Home Office chaos and incompetence lead to unlawful detentions, claim whistleblowers – The Guardian

‘Chaos, incompetence and bullying of Home Office employees is resulting in failed deportations and the unlawful detention of vulnerable and desperate people, whistleblowers allege.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2019

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Undercover police to have fake identities hidden at inquiry – The Guardian

‘The retired judge leading a public inquiry into the conduct of undercover officers who infiltrated political groups has granted anonymity to two-thirds of the police spies who requested it.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2019

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Barristers told: Don’t be so negative with colleagues – Legal Futures

Posted April 18th, 2019 in barristers, mental health, news, professional conduct, standards by sally

‘Barristers have been urged to be less negative in their dealings with colleagues as they may be damaging the profession’s wellbeing – particular of junior counsel.’

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Legal Futures, 18th April 2019

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Disciplinary action for police officers over Shana Grice murder – The Guardian

‘Police officers are to face disciplinary charges over the case of a woman murdered after being stalked by her former partner, whose repeated pleas for help instead saw her fined for wasting police time.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2019

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Neglect contributed to death after restraint by police, inquest finds – The Guardian

‘The family of a man who died after being restrained face down by officers has accused police of being “arrogant and evasive”, after an inquest jury found that Sussex police’s neglect contributed to his death.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2019

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Barrister withdrew from case “without telling client or chambers” – Legal Futures

Posted March 28th, 2019 in appeals, barristers, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, professional conduct by sally

‘A barrister who failed to tell a client that he was withdrawing from their case before the Court of Appeal has effectively been suspended for three years.’

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Legal Futures, 27th March 2019

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Judge highlights “paradox” between solicitors’ honesty and integrity – Legal Futures

‘Acting without integrity involves “greater moral turpitude” on the part of a solicitor than dishonesty but a lesser sanction, a High Court judge has found, while appearing to question previous Court of Appeal authority on the issue.’

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Legal Futures, 27th March 2019

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