Barrister’s latest complaint over Briggs ruling rejected – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has refused a barrister permission to challenge a decision by the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman over a complaint she made about Supreme Court justice Lord Briggs.’

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Legal Futures, 18th September 2019

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Harvey Proctor attacks police watchdog after Met officers cleared – The Guardian

‘A former Conservative MP falsely accused of child rape and murder has condemned the police watchdog for clearing the Met officers who investigated the allegations, following a meeting with its director.’

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The Guardian, 8th September 2019

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Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre failings led to girl’s sepsis death – BBC News

‘A series of hospital failings contributed to the death of a five-year-old girl who died from toxic shock syndrome, an inquest jury has found.’

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BBC News, 4th September 2019

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NDA advice “must be about more than just the law” – Legal Futures

‘Any solicitor who thinks it is only the law that restricts advice on non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), ignoring the wider public interest, is “heading for trouble”, experts have warned.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd September 2019

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Solicitors rebuked for settlement agreement clauses – Legal Futures

‘Two solicitors who negotiated settlement agreements that sought to prevent others from making complaints to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have been rebuked.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd September 2019

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Elderly solicitor struck off for overcharging clients – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor’s 55 years of practice have come to an end after he was struck off for overcharging probate clients.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd August 2019

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CPS investigates GMP officers after man found unresponsive in police van – The Guardian

‘Five police officers are under investigation by the Crown Prosecution Service after a man was found unresponsive in a police van in Oldham and later pronounced dead in hospital.’

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The Guardian, 20th August 2019

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Social worker suspended after telling female colleague ‘I like a nice set of baps’ while looking through her shopping basket – Daily Telegraph

‘A social worker has been suspended after he groped a junior colleague and told her he liked a “good pair of baps” as he squeezed a pack of bread rolls in front of her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th August 2019

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Bouncer jailed for throwing man out of bar with such force he landed on other side of street – The Independent

‘A bouncer has been jailed after he threw a reveller out of a bar so hard he crashed into a wall – on the opposite side of the street.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2019

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The death of the ‘right to silence’ in regulatory proceedings? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 12th, 2019 in doctors, news, professional conduct, self-incrimination by tracey

‘Two recent cases have important consequences for regulated professionals who fail to participate in regulatory hearings. In Kuzmin v. GMC [2019] EWHC 2129 (Admin) the issue was whether a tribunal can draw adverse inferences if a doctor declines to give evidence. Sanusi v. GMC [2019] EWCA Civ 1172 concerned the tribunal’s duty of procedural fairness where a professional fails to attend the hearing at all.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th August 2019

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Lawyers at “growing risk of claims” for under-settlement – Litigation Futures

‘Professional negligence actions arising from lawyers under-settling personal injury and clinical negligence claims appear to be on the rise, a specialist barrister has warned.’

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Litigation Futures, 7th August 2019

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Events in 1995 and 2010 lead to lifetime CDM prohibition – Law & Religion UK

‘On 30 July 2019, the Clergy Discipline Tribunal of the Diocese of Portsmouth (“the Tribunal”) handed down a lifetime prohibition on the exercise of any function of the orders of the Reverend Simon Sayers, Rector of Warblington and Emsworth, Hampshire. The complaint was raised by the Ven Dr Joanne Grenfell on 23 March 2017 in relation to unbecoming or inappropriate conduct to the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders within section (8)(1)(d) of the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003.’

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Law & Religion UK, 6th August 2019

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Court strikes out “incomprehensible” claim against law firm – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has struck out a claim for professional negligence, breach of contract and fiduciary duty made against a central London law firm which was based on “incomprehensible pleadings”.’

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Legal Futures, 1st August 2019

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Green light for civil standard of proof at SDT – Legal Futures

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved the change in the standard of proof used by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) to the civil standard.’

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Legal Futures, 29th July 2019

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Police may have broken law during Carl Beech investigation – ex-judge – The Guardian

‘A retired high court judge, whose review found a catalogue of failings in Scotland Yard’s £2.5m inquiry into false claims about a VIP paedophile ring made by a former nurse, says the police may have broken the law during their investigation.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2019

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Clergy Discipline – Rebuke administered in “an unusual case” – Law & Religion UK

‘On 14 May 2019, the Bishop’s Disciplinary Tribunal for the Diocese of Carlisle heard a complaint against the Revd Canon Cameron Butland by the Archdeacon of Westmoreland and Furness, alleging that the Respondent had been neglectful or inefficient in the performance of his duties. Since the misconduct was admitted, the only issue before the Tribunal was that of penalty. The Tribunal determined that the appropriate penalty was one of rebuke.’

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Law & Religion UK, 23rd July 2019

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High Court rejects solicitor’s appeal against £15,000 fine – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has rejected an appeal by a solicitor against a £15,000 fine for paying £900 from a client into his personal bank account.’

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Legal Futures, 24th July 2019

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Body-worn cameras to be compulsory for bailiffs – BBC News

Body-worn cameras are to be compulsory for bailiffs under government plans to improve the treatment of people in debt.

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BBC News, 22nd July 2019

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Solicitor who lied to Mueller inquiry is struck off – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who was jailed for 30 days after pleading guilty to making false statements to the Mueller inquiry into alleged Russian involvement in the election of US president Donald Trump has been struck off.’

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Legal Futures, 12th July 2019

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Judge faces no action over drink-driver ‘being a woman’ remark – BBC News

‘A judge who said a drink-driver deserved a chance to avoid jail because she is a woman will not face sanctions.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2019

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