Training & Knowledge: Professional Discipline

5th Nov 2020Newsletters

Police officers and the use of force – are we really all missing the point?: R (Officer W80) v Director General of the Independent Officer for Police Conduct [2020] EWCA Civ 1301

Introduction The Court of Appeal has recently delivered an interesting and potentially very significant judgment in the case of Officer W80. The case concerned the use of force by a police officer and whether misconduct proceedings could subsequently be instituted against him on the basis of his honestly held but mistaken belief.   Facts The […]

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 […]