Training & Knowledge: Ben Rich

19th Feb 2020Newsletters

When is strike-off all but automatic?

SRA v Mohammed Dar [2019] EWHC 2831 There has long been an issue with some regulators wanting to establish something of a tariff for certain disciplinary offences, particularly dishonesty. Many defence practitioners will remember the overuse of Parkinson v NMC [2010] EWHC 1898 (Admin) where a rule of law seemed to be created from an […]

30th May 2019Newsletters

Blakely v GMC [2019] EWHC 905: Deny, Deny, Deny (But Try to Show Insight)

Everyone who practises in professional discipline faces the problem of how a registrant can demonstrate insight, when he or she has denied the charges. This is difficult enough at a substantive hearing; on a review, when the registrant has had time to reflect and remediate, it can seem impossible. The High Court has tried to […]

29th Nov 2018Newsletters

Intentionally Misleading but not Dishonest

Raychaudhuri v GMC and PSA [2018] EWCA Civ 2027 The law often finds itself dabbling in moral grey areas, and being asked to come up with black and white answers. Prominent among those difficult areas is the concept of honesty or, more pertinently, dishonesty. In this case the Court of Appeal found itself having to […]

17th Oct 2018Newsletters

Challenge To First Unexplained Wealth Order Fails In High Court

National Crime Agency v Mrs A [2018] EWHC 2534 (Admin) 3rd October 2018 Supperstone J Even given the prices it charges, running up a £16 million bill in Harrods over ten years takes some doing. But when it’s done by a woman who does not claim to have independent wealth of her own, and who […]