High Court refuses permission for judicial review of CPR changes – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The High Court has refused permission for judicial review of changes to the rules governing applications for permission to appeal. A pharmacist struck off for improperly touching a patient’s breasts argued that changes to CPR 52.5 made in 2016, which generally requires the Court of Appeal to determine applications without an oral hearing, were unfair.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th November 2021

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Police watchdog raises concern over ‘canteen culture’ WhatsApp groups where officers share racist and sexist messages – The Independent

‘A watchdog has issued a warning over police officers’ “unacceptable” use of WhatsApp to share sensitive operational information and discriminatory comments.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2021

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Solicitor struck off for misleading client about settlement – Legal Futures

“An experienced solicitor who worked at Slater & Gordon has been struck off after telling a personal injury client that her case was ongoing when it had actually settled and using some of the money to pay other clients damages they were not entitled to.”

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Legal Futures, 4th November 2021

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Why the Everard Inquiry must look far beyond Wayne Couzens – Doughty Street Chambers

‘When DCI Simon Harding said that police officers viewed Wayne Couzens not as a police officer who was a murderer but as “a murderer who happened to be a police officer”, he was perhaps telling us more than he meant to about police culture. You might think that his cue came from the very top, after, in June, Dame Cressida Dick described the police as a body where you might find an “occasional bad’un”.’

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Doughty Street Chambers, 5th October 2021

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Met police officers plead guilty over photos taken at scene of sisters’ deaths – The Guardian

‘A police officer made degrading and sexist insults about two murdered women as he shared pictures from the scene where they were found with a colleague photographing their bodies and also sharing the images via WhatsApp.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2021

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Family Law Newsletter – Spire Barristers

‘Issue #53 of Spire Barristers’ Family Law Newsletter: edited by Chloe Lee and Philippa Pudney; news and Case Reviews by Francesca Massarella. Francesca began pupillage at Spire Barristers in September 2021.’

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Spire Barristers, 27th October 2021

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Toughen up rules on ministers’ conduct, says standards watchdog – BBC News

‘The rules governing the conduct of ministers and senior civil servants need to be toughened up, according to a new report.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2021

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Bristol ‘Kill the Bill’ protester convicted of trying to endanger police by torching vans – The Independent

Posted November 1st, 2021 in arson, bills, demonstrations, news, police, professional conduct, public order by tracey

‘A protester has been convicted of trying to endanger the life of a police officer by torching a van during a riot after the “Kill the Bill” demonstrations in Bristol earlier this year.’

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The Independent, 30th October 2021

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Wembley park killings: Danyal Hussein jailed for life for murdering sisters – BBC News

‘A man who murdered two sisters at random in a park has been jailed for life, with a minimum term of 35 years.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2021

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Unreasonable force contributed to death of black man restrained in Leicester, jury finds – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2021 in attempts, death in custody, inquests, news, police, professional conduct, restraint, robbery by sally

‘A jury has found that unreasonable force used during restraint probably contributed to the death of a 29-year-old black man who was held down for 17 minutes after attempting to rob a Leicestershire supermarket.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2021

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Woman cleared of obstructing Met police after partner shot with stun gun – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2021 in families, firearms, news, police, professional conduct, video recordings by sally

‘The case against a black woman charged with obstructing the police when officers shot her partner with a stun gun in the family home has collapsed.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2021

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Police sexual misconduct: ‘No place’ for officers who abuse authority – BBC News

‘Police officers and staff who abuse their position for a sexual purpose have “no place in policing and will be found out”, a watchdog has warned.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2021

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City giant to face trial over alleged conflicts of interest – Legal Futures

Posted October 25th, 2021 in banking, conflict of interest, fraud, law firms, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘City giant Hogan Lovells only achieved partial success in a bid for summary judgment over complaints that it had multiple conflicts of interest while acting for a Ukrainian tycoon.’

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Legal Futures, 25th October 2021

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Iraq war: Abuse claims against soldiers close with no prosecutions – BBC News

‘All remaining investigations into allegations of abuse by British soldiers in Iraq have now finished without any prosecutions being brought.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2021

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High Court upholds reprimand issued by education regulator to teacher who sent obscene response to job rejection email – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 21st, 2021 in appeals, complaints, electronic mail, news, professional conduct, teachers, Wales by sally

‘An interviewee who received a reprimand from an education regulator after he responded to a rejection email with an expletive has lost a High Court appeal of the decision.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th October 2021

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Police officer who engaged in relationship with domestic abuse victim jailed – The Independent

‘A police officer who engaged in “flirtatious and sexualised” relationship with a vulnerable woman he met during his duties has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 19th October 2021

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Man shot by police was unlawfully killed, inquest finds – The Independent

‘A man who was shot dead by police while carrying an axe through the centre of Hull was unlawfully killed, an inquest jury has ruled.’

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The Independent, 16th October 2021

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Met officer kept job after sending explicit photo to former colleague – The Independent

‘A Met Police officer who sent an explicit picture to a former colleague was allowed to keep his job despite being reported to the force, it has been revealed.’

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The Independent, 15th October 2021

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Police officer guilty of misconduct over handling of mental health patient who died in custody – The Independent

‘A police sergeant who failed to properly assess a “vulnerable” woman in his custody who later died is guilty of gross misconduct.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2021

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Court throws out wasted costs order bid against Baker McKenzie – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 13th, 2021 in costs, law firms, news, professional conduct, wasted costs orders by tracey

‘A High Court judge has opted against making a wasted costs order against global firm Baker McKenzie following an application from their litigation opponents.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 12th October 2021

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