Archive for the 'disciplinary procedures' Category

Ian Tomlinson officer’s hearing to take place in public – The Guardian

“PC Simon Harwood, the police officer who inadvertently killed Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests, will be forced to explain his actions for the second time in public after a rare move to hold his disciplinary proceedings in the open.”

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The Guardian, 4th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

G20 pathologist Freddy Patel suspended – BBC News

“Pathologist Dr Freddy Patel has been suspended for four months by the General Medical Council.”

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BBC News, 31st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

High Court overturns Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal fines – Law Society’s Gazette

“The High Court last week criticised the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) for the lack of published guidance on the sanctions it can impose, as it overturned fines levied on four partners at a Merseyside firm.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Shropshire vet suspended over TB test claim – BBC News

“A Shropshire vet has been suspended for 10 months for falsely claiming he tested cattle for TB, The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) said.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

G20 pathologist Freddy Patel faces being struck off – The Guardian

“Dr Freddy Patel, the former Home Office pathologist suspended for misconduct in a series of high profile autopsies, is facing the threat of being struck off the medical register.”

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The Guardian, 17th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Freddy Patel condemned for ‘natural causes’ report on murdered sex worker – The Guardian

“A former Home Office pathologist, criticised for his postmortem examination into the death of newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson during the G20 protest in 2009, has had his earlier work on a murder victim condemned by a General Medical Council disciplinary panel.”

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The Guardian, 14th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Solicitor struck off over ‘land banking’ scheme – Law Society’s Gazette

“A solicitor involved in a ‘land banking’ scheme which cost investors their life savings was struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette. 10th March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

‘Flatulent’ dentist from Shrewsbury is struck off – BBC News

“A dentist who faced charges of breaking wind and belching in front of patients and staff has been struck off.”

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BBC News, 4th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Solicitor suspended over 19-year estate delay – Law Society’s Gazette

“A Suffolk solicitor was suspended from practice last week after taking 19 years to settle a spinster’s estate.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Solicitors Regulation Authority v Davis and another – WLR Daily

Solicitors Regulation Authority v Davis and another [2011] WLR (D) 36

“Where a solicitor admitted disciplinary charges, and therefore anticipated sanctions upon him, he should give notice in advance of the hearing to the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal that he intended to contend either that no order for costs should be made against him, in exercise of the tribunal’s power under section 47(2) of the Solicitors Act 1974, or that any order for costs should be limited by reason of his lack of means.”

WLR Daily, 4th February 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Suffolk affair GP guilty of misconduct – BBC News

“A married GP from Suffolk who had affairs with two female patients has been found guilty of misconduct.”

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BBC News, 2nd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Hero’ GP suspended for plagiarising fellow doctor’s work – Daily Telegraph

“A leading GP who was made an MBE last month for his work with violent patients has been suspended for six months for plagiarising another doctor’s work.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Former Harlequins physio Steph Brennan overturns Bloodgate ban – The Guardian

“The former Harlequins physiotherapist Steph Brennan has won a high court battle over the Health Professions Council’s decision to strike him off for his part in the Bloodgate affair.”

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The Guardian, 21st January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina (Coke-Wallis) v Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales – WLR Daily

Regina (Coke-Wallis) v Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales [2011] UKSC 1 ; [2011] WLR (D) 3

“The principles of cause of action estoppel applied to successive complaints before a professional disciplinary body. Whether, and in what circumstances, a public interest exception should be recognised to the strict application of those principles in the disciplinary context was a matter for Parliament not the courts.”

WLR Daily, 19th January 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Social worker suspended over ignored child warning – BBC news

“A social worker who failed to pass on details about the abuse of a toddler a week before she was murdered has been suspended for two years.”

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BBC News, 12th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Southampton lawyer seeks damages from SRA – Law Society’s Gazette

“A Southampton-based solicitor is seeking ‘substantial damages’ from the Solicitors Regulation Authority after it closed his firm in what he claimed to be an ‘outrageous and unwarranted’ action.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th January 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Gloucestershire coroner’s law practice investigated – BBC News

“The Cheltenham law firm of Gloucestershire coroner Alan Crickmore has been closed following concerns over the way it was being run.”

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BBC News, 9th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

G20 policeman faces misconduct charges over Ian Tomlinson death – The Guardian

“The police officer who attacked Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests will be accused of ‘inadvertently causing or contributing’ to his death at a gross misconduct hearing, it was revealed today.”

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The Guardian, 29th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Peterborough physiotherapist suspended for 12 months – BBC News

“A physiotherapist whose work was described as ‘chaotic’ has been suspended for 12 months.”

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BBC News, 25th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

GMC rules Plymouth heart man Dr Motwani fit to practise – BBC News

“A heart specialist who carried out ‘inadequate, careless and unethical’ medical trials is not unfit to practise, a misconduct panel has found.”

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BBC News, 25th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Baby P doctor wins fresh chance over hearing – The Independent

“A doctor accused of failing to spot that Baby P had a broken back days before his death today won a crucial High Court battle in her bid to avoid a disciplinary hearing.”

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The Independent, 25th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Pc dismissed for raping woman in police locker room – BBC News

“A Metropolitan Police (Met) officer has been dismissed for raping a woman in a police locker room.”

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BBC News, 18th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judgement reserved in Phil Woolas election case – BBC News

“Three High Court judges considering former Labour MP Phil Woolas’s bid to overturn his ban from politics have reserved judgement.”

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BBC News, 17th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ian Tomlinson pathologist to face fresh misconduct allegations – The Guardian

“Dr Freddy Patel, the Home Office pathologist suspended for misconduct over a series of autopsies, will face fresh allegations at the General Medical Council (GMC) next month.”

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The Guardian, 16th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Phil Woolas challenging ban from politics – BBC News

“Former Labour immigration minister Phil Woolas will begin a legal bid to overturn a ruling that he should be banned from politics for three years.”

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BBC News, 16th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Watkins v Woolas – WLR Daily

Watkins v Woolas [2010] EWHC 2702 (QB); [2010] WLR (D) 288

“S 106 of the Representation of the People Act 1983, which imposed the penalties for an election candidate found guilty of a corrupt or illegal practice, was compatible with the right to freedom of expression contained in art 10 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The interference with the right to freedom of expression by s 106 and the penalties imposed for breach of that section were proportionate to the legitimate aim of the section.”

WLR Daily, 12th November 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Oldham East byelection delayed as Phil Woolas seeks judicial review – The Guardian

“A byelection to select a new MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth has been put on hold pending the outcome of an attempt by Phil Woolas, who won the seat for Labour in May, to overturn a court decision ruling his election void.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Labour minister barred from Commons for three years – Daily Telegraph

“Former immigration minister Phil Woolas lost his seat as an MP today after an election court ruled that he knowingly made false statements about an opponent in May’s general election.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Police marksman in inquest ‘song titles’ probe – The Independent

“A police marksman responsible for shooting a lawyer dead during an armed siege faced punishment today after it emerged that he peppered evidence about his actions with song titles.”

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The Independent, 2nd November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Baby P doctor can challenge GMC ruling – The Independent

“A doctor accused of failing to spot that Baby P had a broken back days before his death was today given the opportunity to bring a High Court challenge in a bid to halt a disciplinary hearing.”

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The Independent, 29th October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Baby P doctor to launch legal battle – The Independent

“A doctor accused of failing to spot that Baby P had a broken back days before his death will launch a High Court battle today to avoid a public disciplinary hearing on health grounds.”

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The Independent, 29th October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

999 call handler sacked after police delay in murder case – The Independent

“A call handler was sacked after an investigation into why police took so long to respond to the 999 calls of a woman who was murdered by an ex-boyfriend.”

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The Independent, 22nd October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Regina (King) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Regina (King) v Secretary of State for Justice [2010] EWHC 2522 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 258

“The discretion of a prison governor to decide the extent of an inmate’s basic association with his fellows did not remove from association its quality as a personal right, a right which was subject to the lawful exercise of discretion by the governor. Within the autonomous meaning afforded to civil rights by the European Court of Human Rights, a prisoner’s residual right of association was a ‘civil right’ within art 6(1) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 20th October 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Three peers suspended from Lords over expenses claims – BBC News

“Three peers have been suspended from the Lords for wrongly claiming expenses totalling tens of thousands of pounds.”

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BBC News, 21st October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

House of Lords suspends three from parliament in expenses clampdown – The Guardian

“Three peers were today suspended from parliament – the toughest punishment enacted in the House of Lords in modern times – after an inquiry found that each had broken expenses rules to wrongly claim tens of thousands of pounds.”

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The Guardian, 18th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judge reprimanded for alleged anti-Israel comments – Daily Telegraph

“Judge George Bathurst-Norman was disciplined following an investigation in to comments made at the end of a trial of seven activists who sabotaged equipment at a Brighton factory they claimed was making parts for Israeli warplanes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Former Harlequins physio Steph Brennan struck off over Bloodgate – The Guardian

“The former Harlequins physiotherapist Steph Brennan was today struck off by the Health Professions Council for misconduct after a two-day hearing into his part in last year’s Bloodgate affair.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Stem cell doctor guilty of breaching good practice – The Independent

“A doctor who exploited ‘vulnerable’ multiple sclerosis patients by exaggerating the benefits of stem cell therapy faces being struck off after his fitness to practise was found to be impaired today.”

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The Independent, 10th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

John Higgins banned from snooker but cleared of match-fixing – Daily Telegraph

“Former world champion John Higgins has been banned from snooker until November for bringing the game into disrepute but cleared of ‘agreeing or offering’ to accept bribes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Kevin Pietersen fined by England for obscene Twitter outburst – The Guardian

” Kevin Pietersen has been fined over his foul-mouthed outburst on Twitter last week. The England batsman had reacted angrily to being left out of the England squad for the one-day and Twenty20 series against Pakistan.”

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The Guardian, 6th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Midwife banned after telling grieving mother ‘God knows best’ – Daily Telegraph

“A midwife who told a grieving mother and father ‘God knows best’  hours after their newborn daughter died has been thrown out of the profession.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

CPS examines pathologist Freddy Patel’s suspension – The Guardian

“CPS lawyer in Ian Tomlinson case ‘considering General Medical Council’s findings’ that pathologist was guilty of misconduct.”

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Pathologist in G20 death case found guilty of misconduct – The Guardian

“The Home Office pathologist criticised for his autopsy on the body of the newspaper seller who died at the G20 protests in London was found guilty of misconduct and ‘deficient professional performance’ today.”

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The Guardian, 31st August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

GMC to make ruling on Tomlinson pathologist – The Independent

“A disciplinary panel will make a ruling today on the fitness to practise of the pathologist who first ruled that newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson died from natural causes at the G20 protest.”

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The Independent, 31st August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ian Tomlinson pathologist behaved irresponsibly in other cases, GMC rules – The Guardian

“The Home Office pathologist criticised for suggesting that the newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson died of a heart attack during the G20 protest behaved irresponsibly in a series of other autopsies, a disciplinary panel has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 25th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tomlinson pathologist to learn GMC judgement – BBC News

“A pathologist at the centre of a row over a man’s death at the G20 protests will learn later if unconnected allegations against him have been proven.”

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BBC News, 25th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sons of man killed by German locum GP face prosecution – Daily Telegraph

“The sons of a man killed after being given ten times the recommended dose of painkiller by a German locum doctor face prosecution for calling him a ‘killer’ and a ‘charlatan’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Judge to rule on Daniel Ubani’s attempts to silence sons of dead patient – The Guardian

“A judge will rule later this month on attempts by a German doctor who accidentally killed a patient on his first UK shift as a locum GP to restrict a campaign by the dead man’s sons to stop him working as a doctor in his home country.”

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The Guardian, 9th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Pc ‘could face sack’ over Ian Tomlinson G20 death – The Independent

“A riot squad officer filmed hitting Ian Tomlinson with his baton and pushing him to the ground could be sacked after being accused of gross misconduct.”

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The Independent, 27th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

First pathologist in Ian Tomlinson case faces GMC inquiry over unrelated complaints – The Guardian

“The pathologist who conducted the first postmortem examination on Ian Tomlinson – cited by prosecutors as one of the reasons why charges were not brought in connection with the case – has been suspended from a Home Office register and is under investigation by the General Medical Council.”

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Magistrate disciplined after comment to foreign defendant – The Independent

“A magistrate was disciplined after rebuking a foreign defendant for ‘coming to our shores and abusing our hospitality’.”

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The Independent, 22nd July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Report shows imbalance in ethnic minority SDT referrals – Law Society’s Gazette

“Black and minority ethnic (BME) solicitors are more likely to have their case referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, a report into ‘issues of disproportionality’ in the regulation of solicitors commissioned by the Solicitors Regulation Authority revealed today.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

CS spray man in legal action against Essex Police – BBC News

“A man allegedly sprayed with CS spray during his arrest in Essex is considering legal action against police after his conviction was quashed.”

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BBC News, 17th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Baby P doctor suspended for one year – The Guardian

“Baby Peter’s GP, who failed to spot that the toddler was suffering abuse eight days before his death, was suspended for a year today for misconduct.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Baby P doctor faces being struck off – The Independent

“A GP who breached his professional duty towards Baby P in the months leading up to the toddler’s death faces being struck off after a disciplinary panel ruled today that his fitness to practise was impaired.”

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The Independent, 13th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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