News and Events - Professional Discipline


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 […]

5th Sep 2018News

2 Hare Court Members Shortlisted in Chambers Bar Awards 2018

Chambers are delighted to announce that 3 members have been shortlisted in 3 categories in the Chambers Bar Awards 2018. Health and Safety: Junior of the Year – Alexandra Tampakopoulos Crime/Extradition: Junior of the Year – David Whittaker Professional Discipline: Junior of the Year – Andrew Hurst The 2018 Chambers Bar Awards will be held […]

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 […]

6th Aug 2018News

Gudrun Young Successfully Defends GP Charged with 7 Counts of Sexual Assault

Gudrun Young successfully defended Dr K, a trainee GP charged with one count of assault by penetration and six counts of sexual assault. He was alleged to have assaulted four different women over a nine week period whilst working in his final year of GP training at a Surgery in Essex. All of the allegations […]

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