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25th Jun 2019News

Newsflash: ‘A Just and Fair Culture in Medicine’ Independent Review of Gross Negligence Manslaughter Publishes its Report

In 2018 the GMC commissioned an independent review following the death of Jack Adcock and subsequent prosecution and conviction of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba for Gross Negligence Manslaughter. The review working group has now published its report, which can be read in full here. The proceedings that followed Dr Bawa-Garba’s conviction, as GMC CEO Charlie Massey […]

29th May 2019Newsflash

Professional Discipline Summer Newsletter

Welcome to the 2 Hare Court Professional Discipline summer newsletter. In coronial proceedings, I look at the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Maughan, which has confirmed the appropriate standard of proof for suicides. Alexandra Tampakopoulos considers the recent decision of Maguire, and the scope of Article 2. As for the MPTS, Ben Rich reflects on […]

25th Mar 2019News

‘Causation, Statistics and Survivability’

Case Commentary: R (Chidlow) v Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Flyde [2019] EWHC 581 (Admin) 12 March 2019 By Alexandra Tampakopoulos  This case raised two interesting issues for the Divisional Court: (1) the distinction between identification of the cause of death and survivability and (2) whether causation can be proved by statistical evidence relating to survivability. […]

20th Mar 2019Newsflash

Innocent Agents – Liable for Unpaid Duty but not Penalties?

The Court of Appeal has referred an important question of law concerning the operation of the excise duty regime to the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’). In The Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs v Martyn Glen Perfect [2019] EWCA Civ 465, Mr Perfect was a lorry driver who was employed to […]

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