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2nd Jul 2019News

“Inappropriate Protracted and Hostile Questioning” – From the Panel: Beard v General Osteopathic Council [2019] EWHC 1561 (Admin)

Ms Beard saw Patient A over the course of two appointments. Shortly afterwards Patient A sent a written complaint to Ms Beard. As the court commented, “it is difficult to convey its tone; it was inappropriately long, opinionated, personal, over-familiar, with a false bonhomie covering an underlying aggression.”  Ms Beard, in her reply, described it as “verging on […]

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 […]

8th Jan 2019Newsflash

Combatting a Culture of Adjournments?

General Medical Council v Hayat [2018] EWCA Civ 2796 It is perhaps all too common for a registrant to fail to attend his Fitness to Practise hearing. Frequently such non-attendance is justified by a sick note from a GP excusing him from attending work. In the High Court appeal of Hayat Lang J acceded to an appeal on […]

10th Dec 2018News

Regulatory Crime Winter Newsletter

Welcome to the Winter issue of 2 Hare Court’s Criminal Regulatory Newsletter. In this issue: Regulation 5 of the Food Information Regulations and how they are applied by large food retail companies recently came under significant scrutiny in the inquest into the tragic death of 15 year old Natasha Ednan-Laperouse. Paul Renteurs, an instructed advocate […]

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