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Some of the Professional Regulators we act for include:
|Architects Registration Board||General Pharmaceutical Council|
|Association of Accounting Technicians||General Teaching Council for Wales|
|Association of Chartered Certified Accountants||Institution of Mechanical Engineers|
|Bar Standards Board||Intellectual Property Regulation Board|
|Care Council for Wales||National College for Teaching and Leadership|
|Chartered Institute of Management Accountants||NHS England|
|Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants||Nursing and Midwifery Council|
|Environment Agency||Society for Education|
|General Dental Council||Solicitors Regulation Authority|
|General Optical Council||Training and National Counselling Service|
|General Osteopathic Council|
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Welcome to the September edition of our Professional Regulatory newsletter.
Welcome to our July update on all the relevant case law and important news in the Professional Disciplinary legal sector.
Guy Micklewright, a barrister and senior associate in Blake Morgan's Professional Regulatory Team, is celebrating after being shortlisted in the national Bar Council Employed Bar Awards.
The Claimant was a dentist who was appealing against a six-month suspension imposed by the Professional Conduct Committee ("PCC"), for failing to have professional indemnity insurance for a period of four years.
The Claimant, a Registered nurse appealed the decision and striking off sanction of the NMC Conduct and Competence Committee on the basis that the decision was unfair and the sanction disproportionate.
The appellant, a nurse, was struck off the NMC register for not informing his employer of additional work he was undertaking elsewhere, when he had signed written terms of employment to this effect.
The Appellant did not have strong grounds to bring an appeal and it is of note that a significant ground was instantly rejected, as it had not been pursued via the correct route.
A timely reminder for all prosecutors of their disclosure obligations, especially in proceedings where there are a number of hearings arising from the same facts.
This case is significant in two respects. First, it confirms that section 40 of the Dentists Act 1984, which precludes unregistered persons (which encompasses suspended dentists) from receiving payment for dentistry carried out by other people...