Defending Professionals Law Blog

10 April 2017

Landlords beware – Selective Licensing prosecutions are on the increase

Further to our previous blog on selective licensing, as predicted, prosecution of landlords are on the increase. 

Shannett Thompson

10 August 2016

What regulators regard as dishonest – more than you would think!

Of the ten dental professionals removed from the General Dental Council’s register in the first two months of this year, half were investigated over allegations of dishonesty and found to have behaved dishonestly in certain respects.

Julie Norris

3 August 2016

Addressing the suicide risk of doctors under investigation: the GMC take action

Complaints made to the GMC can take around six months to investigate and far longer to resolve if there is to be a fitness to practise hearing. Studies have shown there may be a link between the stress of these proceedings and a higher suicide rate amongst doctors. The GMC has launched two new pilot initiatives designed to reduce the impact of investigations on doctors and to speed up the process of dealing with complaints. 

Rebecca Ryan

2 August 2016

Court rejects argument that actions which can be obviously detected rebut a finding of dishonesty

Jenyo v General Medical Council [2016] EWHC 1708 (Admin)

Hannah Williams

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