Case Commentary- Yassin v GMC [2015] EWHC 2955 (admin)

Posted by Antonia Dowgray on

This case reminds those of us drafting allegations in regulatory proceedings of the need for sufficiently particularised charges which enable a Registrant to both understand the case against them and to meaningfully respond. This is of particular importance in relation to allegations of dishonesty. As Cranston J said, "allegations of dishonesty need to be carefully formulated and specific allegations need to be made". They require "sufficient specificity to meet the fairness standard". It was not good enough in this case to make a "bald allegation" as the basis for the finding of dishonesty.  Wrongly, in this case it was not explained "how the inference of falsity could be drawn". This is the latest in a line of cases which make a similar point.

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