Sentamu rejects report findings that he failed to act on child sexual abuse claim – The Guardian

‘John Sentamu, the former archbishop of York, failed to act on disclosures that a Church of England vicar raped a 16-year-old boy, a report commissioned by the church has found.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2023

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Ethics and access: striking the right balance – Bar Standards Board

‘What is an ethical lawyer? Should an ethical lawyer steer clear of certain clients on public interest grounds? And should the regulator police the profession’s choice of client?’

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Bar Standards Board, 28th April 2023

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Four staff at specialist hospital guilty of mistreating vulnerable patients – The Independent

‘Four members of staff at a specialist hospital have been found guilty of mistreating vulnerable patients after an undercover BBC Panorama documentary.’

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The Independent, 28th April 2023

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LSB to put focus on “ethical competence” of lawyers – Legal Futures

‘There needs to be more focus on the “ethical competence” of lawyers throughout their careers, the Legal Services Board (LSB) has suggested.’

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Legal Futures, 25th April 2023

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Independent review of NHS Tayside over disgraced surgeon Sam Eljamel – BBC News

‘Health Secretary Michael Matheson is launching an independent review of NHS Tayside in relation to disgraced former head of neurosurgery Sam Eljamel.’

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BBC News, 20th April 2023

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Met officers who shared WhatsApp messages mocking Harvey Price found guilty of gross misconduct – The Independent

‘Eight serving and former Metropolitan Police officers have been found guilty of “gross misconduct” over a “discriminatory and offensive” WhatsApp group, which contained messages mocking Katie Price’s disabled son.’

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The Independent, 13th April 2023

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Met Police: Former officer found guilty of rape – BBC News

‘A former Metropolitan Police officer has been found guilty of raping a woman while he was off duty.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2023

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Transgender children GP: Helen Webberley wins suspension appeal – BBC News

‘A GP offering treatment for transgender patients online has won a High Court appeal against her suspension as a doctor and can now work again.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2023

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BSB “assessing” self-reports from barristers over cab-rank rule defiance – Legal Futures

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) said last night that it was assessing self-reports from barristers who say they will defy the cab-rank rule.’

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Legal Futures, 31st March 2023

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Don’t crow over court victories, bar leader warns – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Barristers should not crow online about court victories, the profession’s leader has warned amid renewed controversy over lawyers being identified with their clients.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 23rd March 2023

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Teacher who lied that she had cancer and surgeons removed her eye banned from classroom – The Independent

Posted March 24th, 2023 in cancer, deceit, disciplinary procedures, fraud, news, professional conduct, teachers by tracey

‘A teacher who lied about having cancer and falsely claimed that surgeons had removed her eye has been banned from the classroom indefinitely.’

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The Independent, 23rd March 2023

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Met officers investigated for sexual misconduct working as normal – BBC News

‘More than 100 Metropolitan Police officers being investigated for sexual misconduct are currently working without restrictions, figures reveal.
The Liberal Democrats have found that as of 3 February, more than a quarter of 548 officers being investigated for domestic abuse and sexual misconduct were working as normal.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2023

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IOPC investigating response of West Midland police in death of Priory patient – The Guardian

‘The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is investigating the response of West Midlands police into the death of a 23-year-old man who ran away from a mental health hospital and was killed by a train.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2023

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Wayne Couzens sentenced to 19 months in prison for indecent exposure – The Guardian

‘Wayne Couzens has been sentenced to 19 months in prison for flashing at women in the months before he kidnapped, raped and murdered Sarah Everard.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2023

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David Carrick: Rapist will not have sentence reviewed – BBC News

‘Serial rapist and former Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick will not have his sentenced reviewed, the solicitor general said.’

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BBC News, 4th March 2023

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Maths teacher accused of misgendering pupil on religious grounds – The Guardian

‘A maths teacher “failed to separate the teacher from the preacher” when he allegedly misgendered a transgender pupil repeatedly and inappropriately shared his religious beliefs in the classroom, a misconduct panel heard.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2023

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Revealed: one in 100 police officers in England and Wales faced a criminal charge last year – The Guardian

‘Shocking figures obtained by the Observer show roughly one in 100 police officers in England and Wales faced criminal charges, including for sexual offences, last year alone.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2023

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Upholding ethical standards – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL), established in 1994 by John Major to advise the prime minister on arrangements for upholding ethical standards of conduct across public life in England, clearly expected more from the government in this area. For while the CSPL’s January 2019 review of Local Government Ethical Standards contained 26 recommendations, on 4 October 2022, the CSPL’s chair, Lord Evans, wrote to the secretary of state for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC), at the time Simon Clarke MP, indicating that it was “very disappointed that many of its careful recommendations have not been accepted”. Among other things, Lord Evans noted “clear frustration within local authorities at the limited powers within the local government standards regime to address poor behaviour by a minority of individuals”. Because while the 2019 report indicated that “the vast majority of councillors and officers want to maintain the highest standards of conduct in their own authority”, it nevertheless noted that a “minority of councillors engage in bullying or harassment, or other highly disruptive behaviour, and a small number of parish councils give rise to a disproportionate number of complaints about poor behaviour”.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 24th February 2023

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Reece Murphy inquest: Police failings over missing boy – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2023 in children, drug abuse, inquests, missing persons, news, police, professional conduct by sally

‘Jurors at an inquest into the death of a teenager who died after taking an overdose of MDMA have found police did not take all required steps to locate him after he was reported missing.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2023

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Nicola Bulley: Lancashire Police investigated over death of another mother – The Independent

Posted February 22nd, 2023 in assault, bail, bereavement, missing persons, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘A police officer from the force criticised over the Nicola Bulley search is being investigated for gross misconduct after the death of a young mother who was also reported missing.’

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The Independent, 22nd February 2023

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