Police officers should not treat journalists like criminals, Met Police commissioner says – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2017 in corruption, media, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘Police officers should be more open and transparent with journalists and should not treat them like criminals, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2017

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Defendant granted relief even though its solicitor lied about breach – Litigation Futures

‘A circuit judge has narrowly decided to grant relief from sanctions in a case where the defendant solicitor lied that documents had been sent in time when they had not.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th November 2017

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City firm fined record £500k over solicitor’s links with investment schemes – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 9th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, fines, law firms, news, professional conduct, solicitors by tracey

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal today confirmed its largest-ever fine levied against a law firm in England and Wales.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th November 2017

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Whistleblowers deterred by fears over damaging career prospects, finds research – The Independent

Posted November 8th, 2017 in employment, news, professional conduct, reports, statistics, whistleblowers by tracey

‘Nearly two-thirds of UK business managers would avoid whistleblowing at work for fear of damaging their career prospects, a new report has found.’

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The Independent, 8th November 2017

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Teacher who filmed up schoolgirls’ skirts will not face prosecution as judge rules it’s not illegal – The Independent

‘An assistant headteacher who used his mobile phone to film up schoolgirls’ skirts will not face prosecution after a judge ruled his actions were not illegal.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2017

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The victims of Orgreave deserve justice and the truth – despite what the Government thinks – The Independent

Posted October 30th, 2017 in assault, industrial action, inquiries, news, police, professional conduct, trials by sally

‘The parallels between Hillsborough and Orgreave are alarming. The same attempt to divert blame from the police. The same methods to conceal the truth. In many cases, the same officers.’

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The Independent, 30th October 2017

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High Court grants injunction to stop former in-house solicitor acting against ex-employer – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has granted an injunction restraining a former in-house solicitor from acting in proceedings against her former employer, saying that even if she was aware of the danger of disclosing confidential information, she might still subconsciously use it.’

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Legal Futures, 30th October 2017

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Judge who spared aspiring Oxford student from jail after she stabbed her partner is cleared following investigation into three complaints – Daily Telegraph

‘A judge who spared an aspiring Oxford University student from jail after she stabbed her boyfriend has been investigated over three complaints relating to the case.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th September 2017

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Press watchdog’s future in doubt after chief’s anti-Mail tweets – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2017 in internet, judicial review, media, news, professional conduct, publishing, reports, standards by sally

‘The future of the only government-approved press watchdog, Impress, is in doubt after an internal report concluded that its chief executive had brought the organisation into disrepute and that his position would be untenable if the Daily Mail and the Sun had applied to join.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2017

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SDT finally publishes Leigh Day judgment – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal today published the long-awaited judgment on human rights firm Leigh Day and three of its lawyers.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 26th September 2017

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BSB makes unprecedented public apology to QC over investigation failures – Legal Futures

Posted September 20th, 2017 in barristers, delay, news, professional conduct by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) issued an unprecedented public apology to a QC yesterday for the errors and delays it made in clearing him of misconduct.’

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Legal Futures, 20th September 2017

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Police watchdog to hold misconduct hearing in secret over man’s death – The Guardian

‘A disciplinary hearing of six police officers who have been accused of gross misconduct over the death of a 23-year-old man who died after a prolonged period of restraint seven years ago will begin in secret on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 11th september 2017

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GP who created fake patient ‘M Mouse’ ‘to cope with workload’ escapes suspension – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 8th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘A GP who listed “M Mouse” among hundreds of bogus patients has escaped suspension after a tribunal decided it was his way of coping with his workload.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2017

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Tribunal urges SRA to reconsider advice on solicitors entering sexual relationships with clients – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) should reconsider the advice it gives to solicitors who enter into sexual relationships with clients, a tribunal has said as it fined one £8,500 for the conflict of interest such a relationship caused.’

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Legal Futures, 4th September 2017

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Local authority apologises to councillor cleared of unlawfully handling newts – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Forest of Dean councillor has been cleared both of unlawfully handling protected newts and of swearing at other councillors.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th August 2017

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Mail on Sunday censured for ‘misleading’ attack on top QC – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 8th, 2017 in barristers, complaints, media, news, professional conduct, queen's counsel by sally

‘The independent press regulator has ruled in favour of a leading QC after she complained about an article which appeared in the Mail on Sunday.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th August 2017

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Police helicopter crew cleared of using chopper to spy on couple having sex – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 7th, 2017 in aircraft, news, police, professional conduct, video recordings by sally

‘Two police officers and two pilots accused of misusing a force helicopter to film naked sunbathers and a couple having sex have been cleared of all charges.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2017

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BSB increases efficiency in handling complaints – Bar Standards Board

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published its Enforcement Annual Report for 2016-17.’

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Bar Standards Board, 1st August 2017

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SRA shuts down law firm referred by Court of Appeal after it revoked £500,000 costs order – Legal Futures

‘A law firm referred to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) by the Court of Appeal earlier this year has been shut down by the regulator.’

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Legal Futures, 4th July 2017

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Stalking victim Helen Pearson rejects police apology over stabbing – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2017 in assault, news, police, professional conduct, stalking, victims by sally

A woman who was stabbed by her stalker has dismissed a police apology as “meaningless”.

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BBC News, 29th June 2017

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