News and Events - Professional Discipline


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 […]

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 […]

10th Jun 2019News

Marios Lambis Represents GP at Inquest of Six-Year-Old Boy

Marios Lambis represented a General Practitioner at an inquest investigating the death of six-year-old Oliver Hall. Oliver Hall died from Meningitis B less than 24 hours after first showing symptoms of the bacterial infection. Throughout the day his parents contacted the GP practice, paramedics and 111 NHS call service as his condition deteriorated, before being […]

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 […]