June 2018 Archive

Court makes declarations in favour of MEAT tenderer but refuses to grant injunction to compel contracting authority to award it the contract

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On 21 December 2017, the Technology and Construction Court handed down judgment in the case of MLS (Overseas) Limited ("MLS") v Secretary of State for Defence ("the MoD") . More …

PSA v NMC and X [2018] EWHC 70 (Admin)

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This case concerns an appeal by the Professional Standards for Health and Social Care ["PSA"] against the decision of the NMC not to pursue allegations that a Registrant ["Miss X"] was responsible for non-accidental injuries to her son ["Baby A"] and/or a failure to protect Baby A from harm. More …

General Medical Council v Bawa-Garba [2018] EWHC 76 (Admin)

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The Divisional Court allowed the GMC’s appeal against the decision of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal (“MPT”) to suspend Dr Bawa-Garba’s registration for 12 months and substituted the sanction of erasure from the Medical Register. More …

Yussouf v SRA [2018] EWHC 211 (Admin)

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This case concerns an appeal against the Respondent Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Adjudication Panel, on the grounds that the panel’s finding of dishonesty were based upon a two-stage test of dishonesty, namely the objective and subjective test and that the panel’s refusal to hold an oral hearing was unfair given the finding of dishonesty. It was held that whilst the panel had correctly applied the objective element of the test of dishonesty, it should have afforded the Appellant the opportunity to explain her conduct before considering a finding of dishonesty. The case was remitted to the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Adjudication Panel to be considered afresh. More …

Pabon [2018] EWCA Crim 420 – the LIBOR appeal

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The considerations in the LIBOR trials (to which this appeal relates) are a stark reminder to all experts (and lawyers who seek to obtain an opinion from experts) that experts ought to restrict their opinion to those areas with which they have sufficient knowledge and experience. More …