Archive for the 'professional conduct' 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.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Family of Kevin Lavelle loses ‘dumbbell’ legal bid – BBC News

“The family of a man who died in a pub fight after being attacked with an iron dumbbell have lost their latest legal bid to find his killer.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Leicestershire police officers criticised in IPCC probe – BBC News

“Two Leicestershire police officers face misconduct proceedings following an investigation into the way they dealt with a victim of harassment.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

G20 pathologist Freddy Patel suspended – BBC News

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

Full story

BBC News, 31st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sacked West Yorkshire officer loses legal battle – BBC News

“A Wakefield Pc sacked for inappropriate behaviour, including flirting with a drugs suspect, has failed in her High Court bid to get her job back.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.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.”

Full story

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.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

SRA board backs Tesco law powers and new conduct handbook – Legal Week

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) board has approved the watchdog’s application to become a licensing authority for alternative business structures (ABSs) today (15 March).”

Full story

Legal Week, 15th March 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

‘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.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Professional Practice Committee guidance on the Provision of Services Regulations 2009 – The Bar Council

“Guidance for barristers produced by the Professional Practice Committee of the Bar Council on the Provision of Services Regulations 2009 (the ‘Regulations’) has been sent to all Heads of Chambers this week.”

Full story

The Bar Council, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Teacher who put pupils into their own sex’n’drugs novel awaits tribunal result – The Guardian

“A much-praised teacher who persuaded difficult pupils to read by making them characters in their own, grittily realistic novel is about to find out whether an employment tribunal will allow her to relaunch her career.”

Full story

The Guardian, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.guardian.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.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 17th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Changing commercial climate puts lawyers’ ethics under microscope – The Guardian

“With non-lawyers set to own law firms and alternative business structures on the way, sceptics fear ethics could be sacrificed.”

Full story

The Guardian, 9th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

High court judges with poor judgment should stand down – The Guardian

“Judges cannot be sacked, so they can go on getting things wrong unless public pressure persuades them to quit.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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.”

Full story

BBC News, 2nd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.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.”

Full story

The Guardian, 21st January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New Code of Conduct for the Bar now out to consultation – Bar Standards Board

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has published its final consultation paper on the proposed new Code of Conduct for the Bar.”

Full press release

Bar Standards Board, 20th January 2011

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Swansea teacher sacked after taking pupils sledging – BBC News

“A teacher was sacked after bringing a sledge into school and allowing two pupils to ride on it, a disciplinary hearing has heard.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.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.”

Full story

BBC News, 9th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Peterborough physiotherapist suspended for 12 months – BBC News

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

Full story

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.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police chief and deputy face charges over alleged nepotism – The Guardian

“A police chief and his deputy are to face serious misconduct charges following an independent report into alleged nepotism during a botched recruitment exercise.”

Full story

The Guardian, 25th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.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.”

Full story

The Guardian, 16th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.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.”

Full story

The Independent, 22nd October 2010

Source: www.independent.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.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 7th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Court napping, the magistrate who fell asleep at the bench – The Independent

“A magistrate has been removed from office after he fell asleep on the bench, causing an assault trial to collapse, the Office for Judicial Complaints said yesterday.”

Full story

The Independent, 28th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Wiltshire policeman bailed over cell attack appeal – BBC News

“A police officer who was jailed for six months after he was caught on CCTV throwing a woman into a cell has been granted bail pending an appeal.”

Full story

BBC News, 13th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.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.”

Full story

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.”

Full story

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.”

Full story

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.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th August 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.”

Full story

The Guardian, 16th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

IPCC publishes findings following investigation into Metropolitan Police handling of sexual offences case – Independent Police Complaints Commission

“A Superintendent and two Inspectors are to face a Full Powers Misconduct Panel, following an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) into the Metropolitan Police’s handling of the case of Kirk Reid.”

Full press release and link to full report

Independent Police Complaints Commission, 28th June 2010

Source: www.ipcc.gov.uk

Scotland Yard condemned for serial sex attacker failings – The Guardian

“Three senior Scotland Yard officers could face dismissal after ‘sustained failure’ by police allowed a serial sex attacker to continue stalking lone women in south-west London four years after he was identified as a suspect. In a damning report, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) today described the police investigation into the series of attacks as a ‘shameful chapter’ in the history of the Metropolitan police.”

Full story

The Guardian, 28th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Report due into Kirk Reid police rape inquiry – BBC News

“The Metropolitan Police is expected to be criticised over its investigation of a sex attacker who targeted women in south-west London.”

Full story

BBC News, 28th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teacher sacked for sexually inappropriate comments – Daily Telegraph

“A male teacher at a girls’ school was sacked after making sexually inappropriate comments to teenage pupils about their breasts and prostitutes.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 28th June 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Locum GP struck off medical register for fatal overdose – The Guardian

“Daniel Ubani, the German GP who accidentally killed one of his patients with a lethal injection of painkillers while working as a locum in the UK, was struck off the medical register today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 18th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MMR row doctor Andrew Wakefield struck off register – The Guardian

“Andrew Wakefield, the doctor at the centre of the MMR scare, has been struck off the medical register after being found guilty of serious professional misconduct.”

Full story

The Guardian, 24th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Suspended paediatrician David Southall wins GMC appeal – BBC News

“Paediatrician David Southall has won an appeal over a long-running dispute with the General Medical Council.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hearing aid man wins porn case appeal – The Independent

“A director of a hearing aid company who kept adult pornographic images on a work computer in a file named ‘Dirty’ won a High Court battle against being struck off today.”

Full story

The Independent, 29th March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

160 plastic policemen charged with crimes – Daily Telegraph

“More than 2,000 police community support officers have been investigated for misconduct and more than 160 charged with criminal offences since the role was created, it can be revealed.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Former Merrill Lynch trader banned for five years – The Guardian

“A former proprietary trader at  Merrill Lynch, who mispriced trades in a desperate bid to cover up some of the $456m (£300m) of losses he had racked up, was banned from working in the industry for at least five years.”

Full story

The Guardian, 16th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

West Midlands police officer cleared of crash charge – BBC News

“A police chief inspector accused of failing to stop after hitting a student with his car has been cleared.”

Full story

BBC News, 16th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jeremy Rosenblatt: top-earning barrister guilty of inflating legal aid fee – Daily Telegraph

“One of the country’s highest paid civil barristers, Jeremy Rosenblatt, has been banned from taking on new clients for three months after he was found guilty of trying to inflate his publicly-funded legal fees.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Paramedic who failed to treat critically injured biker escapes being struck off – Daily Telegraph

“A paramedic who covered a critically injured motorcyclist with a tarpaulin and stopped treating him when he was still breathing has escaped being struck off.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 12th March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Two solicitors accused over file-sharing ‘bully tactics’ – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority has referred two solicitors from London firm Davenport Lyons to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal over claims that the firm sent ‘bullying’ letters accusing hundreds of people of illegal file-sharing.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 11th March 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Lawyer fined over deal for footballer Kanu – Law Society’s Gazette

“A solicitor paid £50,000 to an unlicensed football agent after negotiating the transfer of former Arsenal and Nigeria striker Nwankwo Kanu (pictured) to West Bromwich Albion in 2004, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has heard. Ashton Doherty, solicitor at national construction firm SLS, who worked at London firm Knowles at the time, was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £11,000 costs for bringing the profession into disrepute.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 11th March 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Paramedic jailed for lying about failure to resuscitate 30-stone man – The Guardian

“A paramedic was jailed for 12 months today after being found guilty of telling a series of lies when he failed to resuscitate a 30-stone man.”

Full story

The Guardian, 5th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Escort girl drug doctor suspended by GMC – BBC News

“A doctor who falsified a prescription for a cocaine-addicted escort girl has been suspended for six months by the General Medical Council (GMC).”

Full story

BBC News, 24th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Doctor Adam Osborne guilty of misconduct – BBC News

“A doctor who falsified a prescription for a cocaine-addicted escort girl has been found guilty of serious misconduct by the General Medical Council (GMC).”

Full story

BBC News, 23rd February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

High-profile barrister ‘tried to double his legal fees by wrongly claiming work’ – Daily Telegraph

“One of the country’s highest paid civil barristers, Jeremy Rosenblatt, tried to double his publicly-funded legal fees by ‘wrongly claiming’ for work, a hearing was told.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 16th February 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Criminal law: use of hearsay evidence; professional conduct – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Supreme Court in R v Horncastle [2009] UKSC14 has upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal that, in appropriate circumstances, the Crown may rely wholly or mainly on hearsay evidence to establish its case. The Court of Appeal had, however, emphasised the need to check the reliability of the hearsay evidence in such situations.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 11th February 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Prosthetics expert struck off after giving patient two left feet – The Guardian

“An expert in prosthetics who gave an elderly patient two left feet by fitting the wrong artificial limb has been struck off after he admitted a series of misconduct allegations. Malcolm Griffiths fitted a left-footed lower limb instead of a new right leg to Patrick Morrison, 76, an amputee from Bathgate in West Lothian, and then failed to spot the mistake during two subsequent check-ups.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Baby P doctor faces fresh misconduct claims – The Guardian

“The doctor who failed to spot Baby P’s broken back and ribs days before his death was facing fresh allegations of misconduct today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MMR doctor ‘failed to act in interests of children’ – The Guardian

“Dr Andrew Wakefield, the expert at the centre of the MMR controversy, ‘failed in his duties as a responsible consultant’ and showed a ‘callous disregard’ for the suffering of children involved in his research, the General Medical Council (GMC) has ruled.”

Full story

The Guardian, 28th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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