Legal Updates

7 December 2017

Press Round-Up: Regulatory and Professional Discipline October - November 2017

Recent news relating to the General Dental Council (GDC), General Medical Council (GMC), General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA).

Shannett Thompson

23 November 2017

Actions speak louder than words in respect of insight

McDermott v HCPC [2017] EWHC 2899 (Admin)

Hearing date: 7th November 2017

Before: Mrs Justice Yip

26 September 2017

TfL finds Uber no-longer ‘fit and proper’ to operate in London

What reasons were given for the decision?

Transport for London (TfL) is a statutory body with responsibility for London's transport system, including the regulation of taxis (black cabs) and the private hire trade (minicab and chauffeur).  TfL sets regulations and policies in relation to taxis and the private hire trade that are designed to ‘protect customers, and ensure vehicles are safe, accessible and meet strict environmental standards’. In order to operate, all taxi and private hire drivers must be licensed by TfL, and this requires applicants to meet certain criteria in order to satisfy TfL that they are 'fit and proper' to hold a licence.  The same applies when a licence comes up for renewal. Without a licence, a company cannot accept private hire bookings.

Nick Wrightson

5 September 2017

SRA Warning on Offensive Communications

On 24th August the SRA issued a warning to the profession about offensive communications.

Iain Miller

4 September 2017

Doctors beware – your obligations to maintain adequate cover are not to be taken lightly

Irvine v General Medical Council

[2017] EWCA Civ 1296

Kathryn Sheridan

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