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Supreme Court rules on disclosure of past convictions


The government will have to consider making changes to the rules on criminal records disclosure following the Supreme Court's decision that certain elements of the disclosure provisions are in breach of Art. 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Blake Morgan's Professional Regulatory Bulletin - November 2018


Welcome to another of our professional regulatory case law updates.



Guy Micklewright looks at why this case is important for corporations and other organisations carrying out internal investigations to establish how to respond to a possible criminal investigation.

Cannabidiol ("CBD") Products could face enforcement action: from legal high to legal low?

The Food Standards Agency is understood to be considering its options following the surprise re-classification of CBD products as a 'Novel Food' by the European Food Safety Authority.

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

An appeal by the Professional Standards for Health and Social Care against the decision of the NMC not to pursue allegations that a Registrant was responsible for non-accidental injuries to her son and/or a failure to protect Baby A from harm.

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

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.

Yussouf v SRA [2018] EWHC 211 (Admin)

This case concerns an appeal against the Respondent SRA’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.

B v General Medical Council [2018] EWCA Civ 1497

This case gives important clarity to data controllers in confirming the correct test to be applied when considering a Subject Access Requests in "mixed data" cases.

General Medical Council v Shekhar Chandra [2018] EWCA Civ 1898

This case emphasises the importance of the overriding objective and confirms the test to be applied in restoring doctor's to the register.

Raychaudhuri v GMC and PSA [2018] EWCA Civ 2027

Court of Appeal confirms the Medical Practitioners Tribunal findings that a doctor had not acted dishonestly.