April 2017 Archive

BSB V Howd [2017] EWHC 210 (Admin)

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Inappropriate social or sexual behaviour cannot amount to a breach of Core Duty 3 of the Code of Conduct in the Bar Handbook, as the term "integrity" must be read by reference to the term "honesty" which is incorporated into the drafting of the duty. More …

Taylor v General Medical Council (Queen's Bench Division – Administrative Court)

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This case reiterates that the weight to be placed on a particular witness' evidence is a matter for the professional Tribunal to judge. More …

Onwude v General Medical Council [2017] EWHC 601 (Admin)

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The Court's conclusions in relation to the dishonesty are, put simply, a victory of common sense. More interestingly, and of wider application, was the way in which the Court approached the issue of providing treatment to friends, in particular, that the case of Hussein was not followed. More …

R (Oriaku) v NMC [2017] EWHC 235 (Admin)

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This case confirms that delegated Registrar powers are governed by strict statutory provisions and exist to protect Registrants, protect the public and ensure proper expediency and fairness of regulatory processes. More …

Oyesanya v GMC [2017] EWHC 409 (Admin)

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Professional regulators will be assisted by this decision relating to robust case management orders when dealing with appeals involving voluminous, document heavy cases and Appellants raising issues which are "quintessentially" case management decisions More …

Newell-Austin v SRA [2017] EWHC 411 (Admin)

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Ms Newell-Austin appealed against the decision of the SDT that she be struck off the roll and ordered to pay £85,000 having found her to have acted dishonestly and without integrity. More …

Press Releases Professional Regulatory - April 2017

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Press Releases for our Professional Regulatory newsletter More …

Tougher sentences for speeding

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Tougher sentences for speeding came into effect on 24 April 2017. The highest speeds will be punished with a fine equivalent to 150% of a driver's weekly income. More …

Court of Appeal gives guidance on long-term sickness absence dismissals

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The Court of Appeal has decided whether it is fair to dismiss an employee who is on long term sick leave and how long they should be expected to wait for the employee to return. More …

Purchasing with the benefit of planning permission: copyright laws

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Buyers should take care when purchasing a site with the benefit of planning permission from a seller who is not the applicant of the planning permission as there could be copyright implications. More …