Training & Knowledge: Tom Day

23rd Mar 2018Newsletters

An Analysis of the Sentencing Process in HSE v Martin Baker Aircraft Ltd

Following on from Ben Rich’s article on Whirlpool, Tom Day analyses the sentencing process in HSE v Martin Baker Aircraft Ltd On 23 February 2018, following a two day sentencing hearing, Mrs Justice Carr imposed on Martin Baker Aircraft Limited (MBAL) a fine of £1.1 million for one offence contrary to section 3 of the […]

7th Dec 2017Newsletters

Driving Offences Which Cause Serious Injury or Death

On 1 February 2017 the consultation by the Ministry of Justice on driving offences and the penalties for those offences which cause death and serious injury was closed. On 20 October 2017 it was announced that the 9,000 responses showed ‘considerable support’ for the proposals.  Accordingly, the Government would proceed with its plans to increase […]

25th Sep 2017Newsletters

General Medical Council v Jagjivan & PSA [2017] EWHC 1247 (Admin)

The High Court considered the jurisdiction of the GMC to bring appeals, and proved willing to overturn perverse findings of fact  The GMC chose Dr J’s case as the first appeal it brought with its new powers of appeal. Dr J was employed as a cardiology Registrar. At a consultation with a 27-year old patient […]

4th Oct 2016Newsletters

Strengthening Tax Avoidance Sanctions and Deterrents

The deadline of 12 October 2016 for responses to HMRC’s consultation document “Strengthening Tax Avoidance Sanctions and Deterrents: A discussion document” will soon be upon us. It is regularly the case that proposals in these documents remain notwithstanding any criticism they may receive as a result of the consultation. This provides a convenient moment to […]

17th Mar 2016Newsletters

Changes at the GMC: What you need to know

On 31 December 2015 substantial changes to the GMC’s Fitness to Practise Rules (“the Rules”) came into force. These include: Enabling the MPTS to draw adverse inference or refuse to admit evidence; The power to award costs; GMC’s right to appeal Reviews on the papers, Non-compliance hearings Removing the “exceptional circumstances” element of the five […]