KPMG fined £4.3m for ‘serious failings’ in Conviviality audit – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2022 in auditors, bankruptcy, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, professional conduct by michael

‘The accounting regulator, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), found “a serious lack of competence” in KPMG’s 2017 audit of the company, which collapsed within nine months of the accounts being signed off.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2022

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Senior Met officers sacked for gross misconduct – BBC News

‘Two senior Metropolitan Police officers have been sacked for gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2022

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Family welcomes decision to strike off nurse after woman killed herself – The Independent

‘The parents of a vulnerable young woman who killed herself after she was refused a psychiatric bed have welcomed a decision to strike off one of the nurses involved, saying they hoped the move would help other families “appallingly failed by mental health services”.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2022

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Liver-branding transplant surgeon struck off medical register – The Guardian

‘A surgeon who burned his initials on to the livers of two patients during transplant surgery has been struck off the medical register.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2022

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Primary school teacher banned from classrooms after sending thousands of pounds to terror groups – The Independent

Posted January 10th, 2022 in disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, teachers, terrorism by tracey

‘A primary school teacher has been banned from teaching after sending thousands of pounds to individuals and groups linked to terrorism.’

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The Independent. 10th January 2022

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Disbarred barrister loses bid to practise pending appeal – Law Society Gazette

‘A barrister who was disbarred after she was convicted for council tax fraud and found to have lied to an appellate court has lost a bid to continue practising pending an appeal.’

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Law Society Gazette, 17th December 2021

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Robbie Dunne suspended for 18 months in Bryony Frost bullying case – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2021 in bullying, disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, sport by michael

‘In a vindication of Frost’s decision to lodge a complaint, Dunne was found guilty on four counts by an independent panel. Dunne was told by Brian Barker, the chair of the three-person panel, that “professional athletes should behave in a professional way and I’m afraid you haven’t. This was a deliberate targeting of a colleague whose vulnerabilities you exploited.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2021

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Complaints about barristers’ conduct soar – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Hundreds more complaints about barristers were made over the last year, the regulator has revealed, with “dramatic increases” in reports alleging inappropriate social media use. In the period April 2020 to March 2021, the Bar Standards Board received 1,887 complaints, up by 29% from 1,460 the previous year.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st December 2021

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Barristers’ conduct outside of work under increasing scrutiny – Legal Futures

‘The number of reports about barristers’ conduct outside their professional lives continues to rise, the Bar Standards Board revealed yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 1st December 2021

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Ex-barrister wins appeal over first-ever life sentence for perverting justice – Legal Futures

‘A former barrister who received the first-ever life sentence for perverting the course of justice, over claims she made against another barrister, has won her appeal against sentence.’

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Legal Futures, 29th November 2021

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Stricter curbs on MPs’ second jobs to be backed by standards watchdog, piling pressure on Boris Johnson – The Independent

‘Stricter curbs on MPs taking second jobs will be proposed by a Commons watchdog, piling pressure on Boris Johnson to act and putting him on a fresh collision course with his own MPs.’

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The Independent, 29th November 2021

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Fourth member of Stockwell Six has conviction quashed 50 years after arrest – The Guardian

‘A fourth member of the so-called Stockwell Six, a group of friends accused of trying to rob a corrupt police officer nearly 50 years ago, has had his conviction quashed by the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2021

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Police must do more to help child sexual abuse survivors, says Rotherham report – The Guardian

‘Police must do more to support and listen to survivors of child sexual abuse, according to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), following a major investigation into South Yorkshire police’s response to allegations made in Rotherham.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2021

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Sarah Everard: Chairwoman of inquiry into murder announced – BBC News

‘An independent inquiry into the murder of Sarah Everard will receive greater powers if the newly appointed chairwoman is unable to fulfil her remit, the home secretary has said.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2021

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The importance of due process, communication and fairness in employee conduct investigations – what you need to know. – Local Government Lawyer

‘Julie Bann and James Hughes discuss the importance of fairness in employee conduct investigations, taking a look at the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham -v- Mr S Keable case.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th November 2021

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Police officer who pursued relationships with vulnerable women guilty of gross misconduct – The Independent

Posted November 18th, 2021 in disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct, standards, victims by tracey

‘A police officer who pursued inappropriate relationships with a woman feared to have suffered an overdose and another whose mother died would have been dismissed without notice had he not already retired, a watchdog has said.’

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The Independent, 17th November 2021

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Disciplinary hearings for judges to stay private in revamped system – Legal Futures

‘The disciplinary regime for judges is set to become quicker and clearer but – unlike for solicitors and barristers – hearings will remain behind closed doors, under plans published yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 16th November 2021

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Trevor Smith: Police shooting was lawful killing, inquest finds – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2021 in firearms, inquests, news, police, professional conduct by sally

‘A man who was shot dead by police at his home was lawfully killed, an inquest jury has found.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2021

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Police forensic expert admits storing photos of crime scene corpses on his computer – The Independent

‘A former digital forensic police expert had admitted to unlawfully accessing and storing photos of corpses on his personal computer.’

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The Independent, 9th November 2021

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Solicitor sacked over order to move offices wins tribunal claim – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor has won her claim for wrongful dismissal after being sacked by a law firm for pushing back against a direction to relocate with immediate effect to another office.’

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Legal Futures, 9th November 2021

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