Regulatory Blog

23 February 2017

Barrister successfully appeals against a finding of professional misconduct relating to his conduct at a Chambers party

Bar Standards Board v Howd; Howd v Bar Standards Board [2017] EWHC 210 (Admin)

Louise Murphy

23 February 2017

High Court rejects an appeal made on the basis that the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal is not independent of the SRA and Law Society

Ashok Sancheti v Solicitors Regulation Authority [2017] EWHC 86 (Admin)

Alexandra Monaghan

21 February 2017

Open and Shut Cases may be re-opened

It has been reported that the arrests of two men who work at a forensic science laboratory on suspicion of perverting the course of justice may lead to hundreds of cases being reviewed. 

Nicholas Dent

21 February 2017

High Court underlines the importance of independence and speed in handling complaints

R (on the application of Jeffrey) v The Independent Police Complaints Commission [2017] EWHC 102 (Admin)

Jonathan Blunden

20 February 2017

The potential impact of BREXIT on the regulation of Doctors/Nurses’ Language Skill

Communication is at the forefront of patient safety. The GMC’s guidance Consent: patients and doctors making decisions together emphasises from the outset that patient-doctor relationships rely on ‘openness, trust and good communication’. It follows that adequate language skills are vital to achieving this aim. 

James Fireman

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