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Some of the Professional Regulators we act for include:
|Architects Registration Board||General Osteopathic Council|
|Association of Accounting Technicians||General Pharmaceutical Council|
|General Optical Council||General Teaching Council for Wales|
|Care Council for Wales||National College for Teaching and Leadership|
|General Dental Council||Nursing and Midwifery Council|
|Association of Chartered Certified Accountants||Solicitors Regulation Authority|
|Bar Standards Board||Institution of Mechanical Engineers|
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Welcome to our latest edition of the professional regulatory law update, our update of the important case law and news in the field of Professional Regulation.
Key releases include those from the GMC, NMC, GDC, GPhC, CILEx, General Chiropractic Council, Department of Health and Care Quality Commission.
Our Professional Regulatory team highlights key press releases from August 2014.
The Court refused to grant the NMC's request for a six month extension of an Interim Suspension Order on the grounds that there had been a considerable delay in the proceedings and no due consideration of workable interim conditions of practice was given.
It had not been open to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal to find that the Appellant had knowingly allowed the Court to be misled, as such a finding was akin to dishonesty. The correct finding was of recklessly allowing the Court to be misled.
The appeal was brought on the ground of procedural unfairness resulting in an unfair outcome.The appellant submitted that he had received negligent advice from his Barrister in regards to disputing the dishonesty element of the charges brought against him
The appellant appealed against the decision of a fitness to practise panel's decision that he was guilty of misconduct, that his fitness to practise was impaired and to suspend him from practice for a period of 12 months.
The appellant authority appealed against a decision of the GMC's fitness to practise panel (the panel), that a psychiatrist (N) had been found not guilty of misconduct.
Patient A, being dissatisfied with the service that M, a dentist was providing referred the matter to the General Dental Council (the council), who found the allegations proved and suspended M for four months.