Training & Knowledge: Professional Discipline

7th Aug 2019Articles

Unprecedented: Adverse Inferences in Regulatory Proceedings

R (Kuzmin) v General Medical Council [2019] EWHC 2129 (Admin) In a dramatic new development, the Divisional Court has ruled that a tribunal is entitled to draw an adverse inference from a registrant’s refusal to give evidence. Dr Kuzmin is accused of dishonestly failing to tell his employer of certain interim conditions. He provided a […]

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 […]

30th May 2019Newsletters

SRA Developments in 2019

2019 has seen the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) taking an increasingly assertive approach towards the regulation of solicitors and the protection of consumers of legal services. A New Enforcement Strategy On 7 February 2019, the SRA announced a new Enforcement Strategy to ‘focus on serious issues’ and confirmed that action will be taken against solicitors […]

30th May 2019Newsletters

Lacking Integrity – The Waters Re-Muddied in Adetoye v The Solicitors Regulation Authority

After Wingate v SRA [2018] EWCA Civ 366 it was thought that Lord Justice Jackson had brought some clarity to the meaning of ‘lacking integrity’. Whilst the definition remained wide, it was clarified as different from, and involving adherence to a higher standard than, dishonesty: “Integrity connotes adherence to the ethical standards of one’s own […]

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