Doctors could soon face action over ‘misleading’ social media posts – The Guardian

‘Doctors who share “misleading” information on social media could face regulatory action, according to planned new guidelines.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2022

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Bar Standards Board clears barrister over Hillsborough remarks – The Guardian

‘A senior barrister who repeated discredited police allegations about the behaviour of Liverpool supporters at the Hillsborough disaster has been cleared of misconduct by his profession’s Bar Standards Board (BSB).’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2022

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“Ground down” veteran barrister fined for direct access offences – Legal Futures

‘A veteran barrister has been fined £4,250 by a Bar disciplinary tribunal for carrying out litigation without authorisation and handling client money on behalf of a direct access client.’

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Legal Futures, 26th April 2022

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Stephen Port victims’ families ‘sceptical’ of police reforms – The Independent

‘A lawyer representing the victims of Stephen Port has said they remain sceptical about proposed policing reforms to how unexplained deaths are reported.’

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The Independent, 21st April 2022

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Death classifications expanded after serial killer inquests – BBC News

‘The national police approach to investigating unexplained deaths is to be reformed following the inquests for victims of serial killer Stephen Port.’

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BBC News, 20th April 2022

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Dog-walking Dorset Police officer faked injury for £150k – BBC News

‘A former police officer who feigned injury and claimed almost £150,000 from the force has been found guilty of gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 11th April 2022

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Police failed woman who killed herself in Blackburn cell, inquest finds – The Guardian

‘Police officers failed a vulnerable and suicidal woman after arresting her and putting her in a police cell where she killed herself, an inquest jury has found.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2022

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Child Q: Met Police changes strip-search policy in two London boroughs – BBC News

‘A strip-search of any child in two London boroughs will need approval from an inspector in the wake of the Child Q controversy, the Met Police says.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2022

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Met police officer charged with GBH after man paralysed by Taser – The Guardian

Posted April 1st, 2022 in firearms, grievous bodily harm, news, police, professional conduct by sally

‘A Metropolitan police officer has been charged with grievous bodily harm after a black man was shot with a Taser and left paralysed from the chest down.’

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The Guardian, 31st March 2022

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South Wales Police: Former PC guilty of gross misconduct – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2022 in corruption, news, notification, police, professional conduct, Wales by tracey

‘A former police officer with links to notorious criminals has been found to have committed gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2022

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Woman in Mike Hill case may sue Commons over compensation – The Guardian

‘A woman who was repeatedly sexually assaulted and harassed by a former Labour MP is considering suing the House of Commons for failing to ringfence money that could cover her compensation.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2022

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Manchester police pay £8,000 to woman urged to drop rape claim – The Guardian

‘Greater Manchester police (GMP) have paid out £8,000 to a woman who reported being drugged and raped, only to be pressed into dropping the case without a proper investigation “because nothing will come of it”.’

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The Guardian, 4th March 2022

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NHS surgeon censured for vandalising colleagues’ cars – The Guardian

‘A leading NHS surgeon has been censured by two medical regulators, and suspended by one of them, for repeatedly vandalising colleagues’ cars in their hospital car park, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2022

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Greater Manchester Police pays £8,000 damages to rape complainant – BBC News

‘A woman who said “dismissive” police told her “nothing would come” out of reporting being raped after her drink was spiked has received £8,000 damages.’

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BBC News, 4th March 2022

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Solicitor overturns disciplinary tribunal’s dishonesty finding – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor suspended for a year after a tribunal ruled he had acted dishonestly in signing a declaration on behalf of one of his firm’s directors has successfully challenged the decision.’

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Legal Futures, 21st February 2022

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“Overworked” barrister partner disbarred over Trump case dishonesty – Legal Futures

‘A “high-flying” barrister partner at a City law firm who fabricated a court order was unable to cope with her workload but this did not excuse her misconduct, a Bar tribunal has found.’

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Legal Futures, 11th February 2022

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Woman takes legal action after Met officer who called her ‘hot’ keeps job – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2022 in abuse of position of trust, news, police, professional conduct, women by tracey

‘A woman is taking legal action against the Metropolitan police after a detective who told her she was “amazingly hot” while investigating her attack kept his job.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2022

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Departure from the GMC Sanctions Guidance – Quarterly Medical Law Review

‘General Medical Council v Bramhall [2021] EWHC (2109) (Admin). In a series of acts referred to by HHJ Farrer QC as “conduct borne of professional arrogance of such magnitude that it strayed into criminal behaviour”, Mr Bramhall used an argon beam cauterising tool to sign his initials on the livers of multiple patients. In the aftermath of a criminal conviction, the General Medical Council (GMC) sought his erasure from the medical register. The MPT, disagreeing with the GMC over the severity of his actions, preferred a 5-month suspension.’

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Quarterly Medical Law Review , 24th January 2022

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Activist deceived into relationship with Met officer wins £229,000 compensation – The Guardian

‘An environmental activist who was deceived into a two-year intimate relationship by an undercover police officer has been awarded £229,000 in compensation after winning a landmark legal case.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2022

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Barrister suspended for lewd comments to mini-pupil fails in appeal – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has rejected an appeal from a criminal law barrister suspended for six months by a Bar disciplinary tribunal for lewd comments to a female mini-pupil.’

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Legal Futures, 25th January 2022

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