Training & Knowledge: Sarah Przybylska

5th Aug 2019Articles

Minor Crime; Major Problem

Last month, the Privy Council handed down judgment in an appeal from the Disciplinary Committee [‘DC’] of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons [’the College’]. The DC had found dishonesty allegations proved against the Appellant, Dr Schulze Allen, and directed that his name be removed from the register of veterinary surgeons. Dr Gerhard Schulze Allen […]

14th Sep 2018Newsletters

Disclosure In Private Prosecutions

Disclosure responsibilities There are two areas of responsibility: the responsibility to record and retain prosecution material and the responsibility to review and disclose prosecution material. “Prosecution material” is defined in section 3(2) of the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 [‘CPIA’] as material: (a) which is in the prosecutor’s possession, and came into his possession […]

14th Jun 2018Newsletters

“If it’s not Written Down, it Didn’t Happen”

Professional discipline proceedings very often raise the question: on what evidence can a tribunal infer that a particular omission was made. Allegations are often pleaded in the alternative, in the broad format, “did not do”/“did not record”. Very often the failure to do something is proved by the evidence of a patient, or perhaps by […]

27th Feb 2018Newsletters

R (Clinton) v General Medical Council [2017] EWHC 3304 (Admin)

In the absence of demonstrable prejudice to the registrant, an abuse of process argument will be difficult to sustain. C was the subject of fitness to practise proceedings in relation to complaints made by female patients that he had conducted physical examinations without clinical reason. Like allegations had been brought some time previously and were […]

28th Jun 2017Newsletters

Coutts Hong Kong fined by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority

On 11 April 2017 the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”) revealed that it had reprimanded Coutts & Co AG Hong Kong (“Coutts”) and imposed a fine of $7,000,000 HKD (£692,000 GBP) for five separate breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance (Chapter 615 of the Laws of Hong Kong) (“AMLO”). The […]

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