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Unfair dismissal developments

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Managing dismissals fairly is not always straightforward as can be seen from some recent EAT decisions that have considered the tricky issues of dismissal for gross misconduct and misconduct where there had been no previous disciplinary warnings. More …

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 …