Training & Knowledge: Robert Dacre

24th Oct 2018Articles

No More ‘Manna Found on the Desert Floor’ for Insiders: The s. 271(3) Defence Revisited

In SFC v. Yiu Hoi Ying Charles, Wong Nam Marian and the Market Misconduct Tribunal [2018] HKCFA 44, the Final Court of Appeal has issued a broadside against the wide application of the ‘no-profit’ defence in insider trading cases. The defence has now been explicitly narrowed: an offence will be committed where shares are traded […]

16th Apr 2018Newsletters

Australian Ball-Tampering: Mob Justice or a Fair Cop?

On 24 March 2018, the Australian cricketer Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera doctoring a cricket ball with sandpaper to obtain an unfair competitive advantage during his side’s third test match against South Africa.  It quickly emerged that the Australian captain, Steve Smith, knew about the ball-tampering and had condoned it.  Moreover, the Australian vice-captain, […]

7th Dec 2017Newsletters

‘Greater Threats to Society’ – The New Draft Guidelines for Terrorism Offences

On 17 October this year the Sentencing Council published both a consultation and new draft guidelines for the sentencing of terrorism offences. The draft comes just over 18 months after the Lord Chief Justice provided detailed guidance for offences under s. 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 (preparation for terrorist acts) in R v Kahar […]

18th Mar 2016Newsletters

R (on the application of Sheila Adam) v the General Medical Council [2015] EWHC 3378: separating the ‘managerial’ from the ‘clinical’

A distinction must be drawn between a doctor’s management, as opposed to clinical, decisions When can the GMC reasonably refuse to investigate a complaint? And how strict is the distinction between managerial and clinical decisions when it comes to questions of professional misconduct?  The recent decision in R(on the application of Sheila Adam) v the […]