Teacher suspended for secretly filming disruptive pupils for TV- The Times

Posted July 5th, 2007 in news, professional conduct, teachers by sally

“A supply teacher who secretly filmed pupils fighting, swearing at her and disrupting classes for a television documentary was found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct yesterday and suspended from teaching for a year.”

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The Times, 5th July 2007

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Mark Stobbs: A closer look at the Bar code – Legal Week

Posted July 3rd, 2007 in barristers, professional conduct, special report by sally

“It often surprises people to learn that the Bar’s Code of Conduct only came into existence in 1981. The first edition looks very restrictive, with passages specifying acceptable alternative occupations for barristers; detailed rules about where chambers could be established; and rules setting out what was permissable to put on a business card.”

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Legal Week, 28th June 2007

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Solicitors’ Code of Conduct in post-makeover launch – The Lawyer

Posted July 3rd, 2007 in news, professional conduct, solicitors by sally

“The new Solicitors’ Code of Conduct was unleashed on the legal profession yesterday (1 July) after five years in the making.”

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The Lawyer, 2nd July 2007

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Will new conduct guidelines be a burden on smaller firms? – The Times

Posted June 26th, 2007 in news, professional conduct, solicitors by sally

“The code is the most fundamental change introduced so far by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which has regulated the profession in England and Wales since January this year. The code replaces the Guide to the Professional Conduct of Solicitors (1999) and the Guide Online together with 10 other codes and rules (including the Solicitors’ Practice Rules 1990 and the Law Society’s Code for Advocacy) and introduces various changes. Although welcomed by larger firms, its requirements are onerous for smaller firms.”

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The Times, 26th June 2007

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Vos issues BSB warning for legal disciplinary practices – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB) should not regulate legal disciplinary practices (LDPs) when the Legal Services Bill is enacted, the chairman of the Bar Council has told the Gazette.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st June 2007

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Legal Opinion: A wake-up call for the barristers’ profession – The Independent

Posted June 20th, 2007 in barristers, professional conduct by sally

“Barristers in England and Wales are governed by antiquated rules. Now, writes Robert Verkaik, Law Editor, they have a chance to rewrite their code of conduct.”

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The Independent, 20th June 2007

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Unravelling the code – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 15th, 2007 in professional conduct, solicitors, special report by sally

“Bronwen Still and Derek Mitchell of the Solicitors Regulation Authority provide a rule-by-rule introduction to the new Solicitors Code of Conduct.” 

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th June 2007

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BSB in bid to rewrite Code of Conduct – Legal Week

Posted June 12th, 2007 in barristers, news, professional conduct by sally

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has embarked on an ambitious three-year project to rewrite the Bar’s rulebook for the first time.”

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Legal Week, 12th June 2007

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Sex change doctor guilty of misconduct – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2007 in doctors, news, professional conduct by sally

“The UK’s best-known expert on transsexualism was today found guilty of serious professional misconduct for rushing five patients into sex-changing treatments, but avoided being struck off.”

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The Guardian, 25th May 2007

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Teacher whose spy camera showed class misbehaviour faces tribunal – The Times

Posted April 24th, 2007 in news, professional conduct, teachers by sally

“A supply teacher who covertly filmed her pupils swearing, fighting and attempting to access pornography on the internet was misusing her professional position, a tribunal was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 24th April 2007

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