Regulatory Blog

25 April 2022

The Independent Regulator for English Football (IREF) is approved – but when is kick-off?

The Government has endorsed all the strategic recommendations set out in the fan-led review of football – paving the way for the establishment of an independent regulator for English football (IREF).

Alfie Cranmer

20 April 2022

Food Standards Agency tightens regulation of CBD food products

In a bid to better regulate the public sale of legal cannabidiol (CBD) ingestible products, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published a list of CBD food products that have been given the green light to remain on sale to the general public in England and Wales, at least for the time being. This is a significant development and places the UK as the first country in the world to regulate these products. In this blog, we take stock of this evolving regulatory landscape, the key events that have shaped and continue to shape it, and what this means for companies and individuals already in the industry, those considering entering it, and those considering investing in it.

Shannett Thompson

19 April 2022

High Court Quashes Interim Suspension Order – an aide memoire to Interim Orders – Proportionality, Reasons and the Regulators’ Reach

At the material time, the Appellant Doctor had been working as a General Practitioner (‘GP’) as a Partner in a GP Practice (‘the GP Practice’) until August 2021; having qualified in 2004 and has practised for more than 15 years with no previous fitness to practise complaints or findings. On 09 November 2021, an Interim Orders Tribunal (‘IOT’) of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (‘MPTS’) imposed an Interim Suspension Order (‘ISO’) on the Appellant’s registration for a period of 18 months. The Appellant appealed the imposition of the ISO. The Court agreed and overturned it whilst providing advice to the GMC that it may want to consider applying for a new Interim Order no more restrictive than conditions

Jessica Etherington

13 April 2022

Another case, another reminder of the importance of demonstrating insight

Veeravalli v General Medical Council [2022] EWHC 747 (Admin). At the material time, the Appellant doctor had been working as a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (‘the Trust’) since December 2010. Following a hearing before a Panel of Medical Practitioners Tribunal (MPTS) in September 2021, the Appellant’s fitness to practise was found to be impaired. The Panel imposed an order of conditions on the Appellant’s registration for twelve months.

Felicity Yule

9 March 2022

Client selection: The next frontier in the evolution of legal ethics

'Standards of professional conduct change as time passes. What is entirely proper for one generation may be slightly irregular for the succeeding generation and highly improper for the next.'

Iain Miller

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