Training & Knowledge: Vivienne Tanchel

25th Feb 2021Newsletters

Interfering with the Tribunal’s discretion?

PSA v GMC and Dighton [2020] EWHC 3122 (Admin) Before the Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Dr Dighton faced allegations that – despite lacking the expertise to do so – he had prescribed a number of addictive medications to a vulnerable patient without informing her GP, and had failed to adequately assess her or refer her to […]

19th Feb 2020Newsletters

Dishonesty re-visited

Uwen v General Medical Council [2019] EWHC 3483 (Admin) On December 20th 2019, Mrs Justice McGowan heard an appeal brought by Doctor Uwen against a decision of the Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal that she had behaved dishonestly and erasing her from the register. The facts of the case were very simple: Dr Uwen, a consultant psychiatrist […]

4th Dec 2018Newsletters

Cold Turkey? The Dangers of Withdrawal in the Tax Tribunal

Both indirect (whether VAT or Excise Duty) and direct tax practitioners alike need to be aware of the consequences of withdrawing an appeal in the Tax Tribunal following the decision of Judge Falk (as she then was) in OWD Ltd (t/a Birmingham Cash & Carry) v Revenue & Customs [2018] UKFTT 497 (TC) (“OWD”). Those […]

17th Oct 2018Newsletters

Extraterritorial Reach of Section 2 Notices

Whilst the attention of practitioners in white-collar crime has for obvious reasons been predominately focused on the significant impact of the decision in ENRC, the important decision of the High Court in The Queen (On the application of KBR Inc) v The Director of the Serious Fraud Office[2018] EWHC 2368 (Admin) may have escaped attention. […]

17th Sep 2018Newsletters

Defending Private Prosecutions: Lessons To Be Learned

On 11th June 2018, after a re-trial lasting some six weeks, Mr Paul Sultana was convicted of one count of conspiracy to defraud Allseas SA Limited. The allegations arose out of a convoluted scheme which had offered Allseas significant returns on an investment of €100 million in 2011. When the deal unravelled, Mr Sultana was […]