Partner “too embarrassed” to tell clients truth is struck off – Legal Futures

‘A partner who misled beneficiaries about the progress of a case to resolve a dispute over estate assets and then found himself “too embarrassed” to tell them the truth has been struck off.’

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Legal Futures, 5th December 2019

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Mark Duggan shooting report challenged by human rights groups – The Guardian

‘The official report into the police shooting of a man whose death sparked the 2011 riots is facing a new challenge from human rights investigators who say a virtual model of the shooting shows its main conclusion is wrong.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2019

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Family of murdered autistic man attack coroner’s refusal to hold ‘full and fearless’ inquest – Daily Telegraph

‘A coroner has been criticised for refusing to hold a “full and fearless” inquest into murder of autistic man killed by a dangerous criminal just out of prison on licence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2019

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The Police Integrity Reforms – Latest Developments in the Draft 2019 Conduct Regulations – No. 5 Chambers

Posted December 4th, 2019 in news, police, professional conduct, regulations by sally

‘Once again, the Home Office has been busy. Having brought in a comprehensive package of regulations, most notably in 2008 and 2012, it now proposes to make further sweeping changes to the way that misconduct and performance procedures are handled. Although the differences in the new regulations will reflect some of the amendments brought into force in 2014, 2015 and 2017, there are also a number of key concepts introduced for the first time.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 4th December 2019

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Jones v Secretary of State for Education – Blackstone Chambers

‘The High Court has given an important decision on governmental powers to supplement statutory procedures with non-statutory guidance and directions.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 3rd December 2019

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Met Police Ch Supt Simon Ovens facing probe over child abuse clip contact – BBC News

‘A senior Met Police officer is facing an inquiry over his contact with another officer prior to her conviction for possession of an indecent image.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2019

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Hillsborough: David Duckenfield found not guilty of manslaughter – The Guardian

‘The former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent David Duckenfield has been found not guilty of gross negligence manslaughter more than 30 years after he commanded the police at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, at which 96 people died.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2019

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Supreme Court delivers Judgment in Thomas Arthur Watkins (Respondent) v Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors (Appellant) [2019] UKSC 54 on appeal from [2018] EWCA Civ 1299 – Parklane Plowden Chambers

‘The Supreme Court has delivered another significant Judgment arising from the handling of the VWF litigation against British Coal.’

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Parklane Plowden Chambers, 20th November 2019

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Case Comment: Edwards on behalf of the Estate of the late Thomas Arthur Watkins v Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors [2019] UKSC 54 – UKSC Blog

‘In a unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by a firm of solicitors in relation to a professional negligence claim concerning alleged under-settlement of a coal miner’s personal injury claim in 2003. The Supreme Court found that, since medical evidence of the nature subsequently obtained in the context of the professional negligence claim would not have been obtained in 2003, it should not be admissible when assessing the extent of the Claimant’s loss in the professional negligence claim. In reaching its decision, and unlike the Court of Appeal, it did not give its general views on the admissibility of evidence that would not have been available at the time of the original underlying claim.’

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UKSC Blog, 26th November 2019

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Targeting of Supt Robyn Williams ‘example of Met institutional racism’ – The Guardian

‘The pursuit of a senior officer under paedophile laws when she is not a sex offender is discriminatory and an example of institutional racism still poisoning the police force, the Black Police Association has claimed.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2019

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‘Hundreds more cases’ in Shropshire maternity scandal – BBC News

‘More than 200 new families have contacted an inquiry into mother and baby deaths at a hospital trust in Shropshire.’

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BBC News, 26th November 2019

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Dog walker finds dossier of paedophiles and victims ‘dumped by police officer by public skip’ – The Independent

‘A police officer accused of dumping documents identifying paedophiles and their victims near a public skip is to face a misconduct hearing.’

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The Independent, 21st November 2019

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Patient died after ‘transplant surgeon error’ in Welsh hospital – BBC News

‘A transplant patient died after a surgeon failed to disclose he had spilt stomach contents on organs which went on to be used in NHS operations.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2019

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Extinction Rebellion protest: Met accused of 521 abuses of power – The Guardian

‘Police carried out widespread abuses of power during Extinction Rebellion’s two weeks of protests in October, according to investigators who have collated dozens of reports from protesters.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2019

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Doctors may face suspension over NHS ‘worst maternity scandal’ – The Guardian

‘Doctors who saw but did not report babies and mothers receiving poor care during the NHS’s worst maternity scandal could be suspended or struck off, the General Medical Council has warned. The medical profession’s regulator has asked NHS bosses for details of any doctor they believe may have ignored their professional duty to raise the alarm about threats to patient safety at the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS hospital trust (SaTH).’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2019

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Professional Standards Authority v HCPC and Wood [2019] EWHC 2819 (Admin) – Charging motivation and lies in investigation – 2 Hare Court

‘Mr Wood was a paramedic called to attend Patient A, a highly vulnerable patient who suffered from a split personality disorder. Within 10-15 minutes of leaving the patient, Mr Wood began to text her. Over the course of the following month he continued to contact her. Some of those messages were sexually explicit and others attempted to arrange a meeting with the patient for sex. He also asked her to keep the messages a secret.’

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2 Hare Court, 1st November 2019

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Solicitor tried to take unfair advantage of other lawyer’s error – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor discarded an undertaking he had given and tried to take advantage of a mistake made by the law firm on the other side of a conveyancing transaction, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 15th November 2019

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Stephen Port: jury to decide whether police blunders were a result of homophobia – Daily Telegraph

‘A jury will look at whether “prejudice” played a part in how police initially treated the deaths of serial killer Stephen Port’s victims, a coroner has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th November 2019

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Teacher sacked over gay dating app activity wins £700,000 payout – The Guardian

‘A primary school headteacher who was sacked after having sex with two 17-year-old boys he met through a gay dating app has been awarded nearly £700,000 compensation by a tribunal.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2019

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Barrister disbarred over indecent child photographs – Legal Futures

‘A barrister jailed for making indecent photographs of children has been disbarred.’

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Legal Futures, 15th November 2019

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