February 2016 Archive

PAG Management Services – abuse of insolvency law justified winding up in public interest

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A Company being wound up in the public’s interest. PAG Management Services Limited (“PAG”) were wound up under an application by the Secretary of State (“SoS”) in the case of PAG Management Services Limited [2015] EWHC 2404 (Ch) on the grounds of public interest. More …

Case summary: Vasanta Marni Suddock v The Nursing and Midwifery Council [2015] EWHC 3612 (Admin)

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This was an appeal in respect of the factual determination which had been made by the Conduct and Competence Committee during the course of a conduct hearing. The hearing began in April 2015 before resuming and concluding in July 2015. More …

Case summary: Dowson v The General Medical Council [2015] EWHC 3379 (Admin)

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This was an appeal against the GMC's Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service's ('the Panel') order of a four month suspension, on the grounds that the conclusions of the Panel were not supported by the evidence. More …

R (on the application of Sheila Adam) v the General Medical Council [2015] EWHC 3378 (Admin)

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Read our case summaries on some poignant cases within the professional regulatory industry. More …

Case Commentary: Vasanta Marni Suddock v The Nursing and Midwifery Council [2015] EWHC 3612 (Admin)

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The case serves to highlight that though there is a high threshold for the Court to interfere with decisions which have been made primarily upon the assessment of witness credibility, the Court will interfere where it considers such an assessment to be wrong within the context of the wider evidence More …

Case commentary: Dowson v The General Medical Council [2015] EWHC 3379 (Admin)

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This case also provides a useful but short discussion of the test for dishonesty, again indicating the consistency of approach of the application of the Ghosh test with the Hussain overlay, which was critically reviewed and applied by Mostyn J in Kirschner (Kirschner v GDC [2015] EWHC 1377). More …

Case Commentary: R (on the application of Sheila Adam) v The General Medical Council [2015] EWHC 3378 (Admin)

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This case raises an interesting distinction between medical and managerial responsibility for medical practitioners facing regulatory proceedings and what professional conduct should, or should not, be capable of amounting to misconduct, depending on the person's role and responsibility and proximity to the clinical care or subject matter of the complaint. More …