Training & Knowledge: Christopher Geering

25th Feb 2021Newsletters

Remote hearings and dishonesty

Bilta v SVS Securities and others [2021] EWHC 36 (Ch) The third national lockdown has seen a shift in the approach of many healthcare regulators. There is now a radically increased drive to deal with cases remotely – even if contested evidence is involved – and even if the allegation is one of dishonesty. In […]

25th Feb 2021Newsletters

Medical notes: a presumption of accuracy?

The status of medical records is a key consideration in many regulatory cases. It may often be critical. Indeed, it may sometimes be the only bulwark against a patient’s vehement recollection – years after the event – that a particular symptom was present on a given day, or some specific advice was not given by […]

5th Nov 2020Newsletters

A non-sexually motivated sexual assault?: GMC v Haris [2020] EWHC 2518 (Admin)

Dr Haris faced allegations from two patients that he had conducted non-clinically indicated, intimate examinations without consent. He asserted forcefully that the alleged conduct simply never happened – and also called additional evidence to support his position that he was asexual. The MPT accepted the evidence of the two patients and found the majority of […]

24th Jun 2020News

2 Hare Court Professional Discipline Summer Newsletter

  2 Hare Court Professional Discipline Newsletter June 2020   Contents   Introduction   A look into the remote future: Andrew Colman and Natasha Ricioppo   Keep calm and carry on (remotely) – One Blackfriars: Lewis Macdonald   The impact of Coronavirus on Inquests: Tom Day   Reviving Article 2 – Re Dalton: Hannah Thomas […]

27th Feb 2020Articles

The importance of giving reasons

R. (on the application of Lewis) v Senior Coroner for North West Kent [2020] 2 WLUK 180 This recent judicial review highlights the importance of a coroner providing reasons when a particular conclusion is not left to the jury. The deceased suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and was placed under psychiatric care. From 2016 she began […]