News and Events - Professional Discipline

4th Mar 2020News

Michael Rawlinson successfully defends Nottinghamshire Police Constable at gross misconduct hearing

Michael Rawlinson has successfully defended a Nottinghamshire PC who faced allegations of gross misconduct. The officer faced dismissal, having been accused of using excessive force and assault against a detained youth. Following a four-day contested hearing, the allegations were dismissed by the panel in their entirety. The Nottinghamshire Police Federation issued a short statement in […]

20th Feb 2020News

Professional Discipline Group Newsletter

Welcome to the first 2 Hare Court Professional Discipline newsletter of 2020! Paul Renteurs looks at the unsual case of Bramhall and considers whether a warning given for misconduct can be properly set aside, and a case referred for a full hearing, when the same conduct subsequently results in a conviction. Vivienne Tanchel examines the […]

30th Jan 2020News

GDC and Attempted Murder

Marios Lambis wins application brought by the General Dental Council to adduce evidence via the hearsay provisions of the General Dental Council’s Fitness to Practise Rules in an attempted murder case. Marios Lambis represented the interests of Mr A in a Preliminary Meeting specifically convened to hear this legal argument. The case involved a dentist […]

15th Nov 2019Newsflash

Now who is lacking insight?

Independent report into NMC’s handling of Morecambe Bay cases finds significant failings At the end of October 2019 Verita published its “Independent audit to review the NMC’s handling of documentation relating to midwives at Furness General Hospital”. The audit exposes a series of record keeping failures, as well as a lack of candour in communication […]