News and Events - Christopher Geering


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 […]

14th Aug 2018Newsflash

No Presumption of Erasure: Bawa-Garba v GMC [2018] EWCA Civ 1879

The Court of Appeal handed down its long awaited judgment concerning Dr Bawa-Garba, overturning the Divisional Court’s decision that her conviction for gross negligence manslaughter necessitated erasure from the Medical Register. The facts of this tragic case have been rehearsed many times in the media. In brief, Dr Bawa-Garba had treated a young patient who […]