Met Safer Schools officer pleads guilty to child sex offences – BBC News

‘A serving Met Police officer who was posted in a school in north London has pleaded guilty to child sex offences.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2023

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Judiciary calls on office holders to avoid “shouting” and treat others fairly in ‘expected behaviours’ list – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 24th, 2023 in bias, complaints, diversity, judiciary, news, professional conduct by sally

‘The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary has published a list of expected behaviours for judicial office holders, which includes a call to avoid “shouting or snapping” and to ensure that no one in a hearing room is exposed to bias or prejudice.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd January 2023

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No action taken on 90% of complaints against police officers, figures show – The Independent

Posted January 13th, 2023 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct, statistics by tracey

‘No action has been taken on almost 90 per cent of complaints against police in England and Wales, figures show. Of over 86,000 allegations handled under an official process in 2021-22, a tiny 0.2 per cent resulted in disciplinary proceedings.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2023

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Council to pay compensation to family after ‘unprofessional’ conduct by care provider – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman report has revealed that a care provider commissioned by Cambridgeshire County Council failed to alert a late woman’s family of her deteriorating health and did not contact medical help.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th January 2023

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Cambridgeshire County Council to pay compensation over ‘unprofessional’ carer – BBC News

‘Cambridgeshire County Council is to compensate the family of a woman whose carer “wailed” on the floor after she was told of her client’s death.’

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BBC News, 9th January 2023

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SRA can enforce costs order against solicitor struck off in 2010 – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) can enforce a £15,000 costs order against a struck-off solicitor more than 12 years after it was made, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 6th January 2023

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Diabetic nurse sacked for taking medication from GP surgery wins £40,000 payout – The Independent

Posted January 5th, 2023 in compensation, dismissal, medicines, news, nurses, professional conduct by sally

‘A diabetic nurse who took medication from the GP surgery where she worked to avoid a hypoglycemic attack was awarded £40,000 after they sacked her.’

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The Independent, 4th January 2023

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SRA to step up action over non-compliance with transparency rules – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is to take a “more robust approach” to enforcing its transparency rules after its latest work indicated widespread non-compliance.’

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Legal Futures, 20th December 2022

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One for all: SRA regulation for staff – Kingsley Napley Employment Law Blog

‘All those who work in law firms, not just lawyers, are liable to sanction by both their employer and the SRA for acts of misconduct…’

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Kingsley Napley Employment Law Blog, 29th November 2022

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Alleged Islamophobia in misconduct proceedings: El Diwany – Law & Religion UK

‘Mr Farid El Diwany was twice convicted in Norway of harassment [16] and, in consequence, was struck off the Roll of Solicitors [16(ix)]. In El Diwany v Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd [2022] EWHC 2882 (Admin), he appealed against an order of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (“the SDT”) dated 18 November 2021 refusing his application to be restored to the Roll [1].’

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Law & Religion UK, 16th November 2022

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Ex-police officer jailed after arriving to meet ‘15-year-old’ in KFC car park – The Independent

‘An ex-police officer has been jailed after he was caught by an undercover agent arranging to meet a 15-year-old girl at KFC with condoms and lube.’

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The Independent, 18th November 2022

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Firm action call in Gwent Police misogyny and racism probe – BBC News

‘Any serving Gwent Police officer found to have been involved in “abhorrent messages” need to face firm action, the force’s police and crime commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2022

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Police pay woman £40,000 after using unlawful force – BBC News

‘A woman has been paid £40,000 compensation by a police force after two officers trespassed in her home and unlawfully arrested her.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2022

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Junior lawyers won’t have to ‘turn in’ bullying workmates – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Junior lawyers will be exempt from a new professional obligation to report on anyone mistreating colleagues in the workplace, following a rethink by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. However, proposed changes to conduct rules that will give the regulator more scope to clamp down on bullying, harassment or discrimination have otherwise got the go-ahead.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 3rd November 2022

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Police vetting failures have allowed ‘predatory’ officers to join up, watchdog finds – The Guardian

‘Defective vetting and failures by police leaders have allowed a “prevalent” culture of potentially thousands of officers who are “predatory” towards women to join and stay in the ranks, a damning official report has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2022

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Bridgend: HMP Parc nurse jailed for relationship with inmate – BBC News

‘A prison nurse has been jailed after engaging in “flirtatious” calls and texts with an inmate.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2022

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Met Police report: Officers getting away with breaking law – BBC News

‘Hundreds of Met Police officers have been getting away with breaking the law and misconduct, a damning report has found.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2022

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The police killing of Chris Kaba – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2022 in families, firearms, homicide, news, podcasts, police, professional conduct, video recordings by sally

‘The killing of a 24-year-old black man by firearms officers in south London comes at a time of plummeting faith in the police and serious questions about accountability for the new Met chief.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2022

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Avoiding the pitfalls of WhatsApp – Local Government Lawyer

‘Matthew Alderton examines past disciplinary cases, regulatory action and recent judicial review challenges that show the various dangers that public bodies could face by allowing staff to communicate via WhatsApp and other social media.social media.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th September 2022

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Chris Kaba: Police shooting of unarmed man treated as homicide – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2022 in criminal justice, firearms, homicide, news, police, professional conduct, racism by tracey

‘A criminal investigation is under way after the police watchdog said it would investigate the shooting of an unarmed black man as a homicide.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2022

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