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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 […]

26th Jul 2019Articles

A Tale of Two Leaks

Gavin Williamson, Sir Kim Darroch, and the Official Secrets Act 1989 Introduction One side-effect of our current political turmoil seems to be an increase in leaks of sensitive government information. In May 2019, Prime Minister Theresa May sacked her Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, after cabinet disagreements about the role of Huawei in the UK 5G […]

16th Apr 2019Articles

Government Consultation on Legal Aid for Families at Inquests

Introduction  The availability of legal aid for bereaved families in inquests is a hotly debated topic that has been the subject of many reviews[1]. This debate led to the Government conducting a review of the current position, which was published in February 2019. The full report can be accessed here. To address concerns as to […]

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