Professional regulatory

General Medical Council v Stone [2017] EWHC 2534 (Admin)

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The GMC successfully appealed a suspension order imposed against a General Practitioner for engaging in a sexual relationship with a vulnerable patient and allegations of dishonesty in relation to providing supportive letters on behalf of the patient for asset lending and benefit claims. More …

General Medical Council and others v Michalak (Solicitors Regulation Authority and others intervening) Supreme Court [2017] UKSC 71

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Professionals who wish to bring a discrimination claim against their regulator can do so in the Employment Tribunal – they are not prevented from doing so by the availability of judicial review - unless there is a specific statutory right of appeal. More …

GMC v Krishnan [2017] EWHC 2892 (Admin)

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This decision of the Queen's Bench Division, supports Ivey as good law and as the correct approach to be applied in regulatory proceedings. More …

A step in the right direction for regulatory reform?

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For over 10 years, there has been talk of reforming how healthcare professionals are regulated in the UK. In February 2017, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt set the wheels in motion for creating a super regulator. More …

BSB Change in Standard of proof

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Currently, where a barrister is referred to a Disciplinary Tribunal for professional misconduct and the matter is not disposed of under the Determination by Consent procedure, Regulation E143 of the Disciplinary Tribunals Regulations (Part 5, Section B of the BSB Handbook) requires the Tribunal to apply to criminal standard of proof. More …

Giving up the Ghosh - Nobody cares what you think!

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A factual summary and practical overview of the judgement in Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) where the Appellant "won" £7.7 million from playing a card game. More …

General Medical Council v (1) Nwachuku; (2) Professional Standards Authority [2017] EWHC 2085 (Admin)

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Dr Nwachuku was a full-time trainee GP in a surgery. He was also undertaking several shifts as a locum, in various capacities, he submitted a timesheet with the incorrect times that led to the legal proceedings. Our expert looks at the case and the outcome. More …

Press releases - Professional Regulatory October 2017

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Key press releases from the professional disciplinary sector for October 2017. More …

Patricia Annon v Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) (2017) EWHC 1879 (Admin)

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The Appellant appealed a decision of the NMC's Conduct and Competence Committee to strike her off. The Appellant was subject to allegations that her fitness to practice was impaired following a failure to complete her learning contracts. More …

Honey Rose v Regina [2017] EWCA Crim 1168

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The appellant, an optometrist, appealed her conviction of manslaughter by gross negligence in relation to the death of an eight year old child. Our expert explores the case and the outcome. More …