News and Events - Professional Discipline


6th Oct 2019News

Sexual misconduct: it’s worse if you’re a nurse

Sexual misconduct: it’s worse if you’re a nurse In 2009 the Professional Standards Authority published guidance for patients and professionals with the aim of helping them to avoid becoming a victim or perpetrator of sexual misconduct. Regrettably instances of sexual misconduct have continued and the PSA therefore, commissioned Professor Rosalind Searle, a chartered psychologist at […]

6th Oct 2019News

New Notification of Death Regulations: Filling A Lacuna in the Law

On 1st October 2019 the new ‘Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019’ came into force.  Long anticipated, these guidelines set out a roadmap for when the medical profession will be under a duty to notify a senior coroner of a death.  A new set of written obligations with the force of law behind them may initially […]

4th Oct 2019News

Annual Regulatory Crime Seminar 2019

Many thanks to all our guests who attended the annual Health & Safety Seminar that took place at Hilton Manchester Deansgate yesterday. Special thanks to our speakers – Alexandra Tampakopoulos, Michael Rawlinson, Jim Buchanan and Craig Ferguson.

9th Sep 2019News

Michael Rawlinson secures reinstatement of Police Sergeant at Police Appeals Tribunal hearing

Michael Rawlinson has secured the reinstatement of a Police Sergeant at a Police Appeals Tribunal hearing held in August 2019. The Appellant, a Sergeant from the Nottinghamshire Constabulary, had originally been dismissed for gross misconduct at a police disciplinary hearing. This followed various allegations, including the alleged misrepresentation of his powers of entry and the […]