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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 […]

8th Apr 2019Articles

Andrew Left v Securities & Futures Commission & Market Misconduct Tribunal

A Tale of Expansive Interpretation & Criminal Law in Financial Market Misconduct[1] Summary In Andrew Left v Securities & Futures Commission & Market Misconduct Tribunal [2019] HKCA 224[2], the Hong Kong Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by Mr Andrew Left against the determination of the Market Misconduct Tribunal (“MMT”) on points of law under […]

27th Feb 2019Articles

EL KAROUT and NMC, [2019] EWHC 28 (Admin)

The Critical Distinction Between Weight and Admissibility of Hearsay Evidence In a recent judgment, the High Court firmly denounced the practice of ushering through hearsay evidence in regulatory proceedings under the premise of scrutinising it later by reference to weight. The Background The Nursing and Midwifery Council (‘the NMC’) had brought a number of charges […]

19th Feb 2019Articles

Do I Have to Disclose Historic Convictions?

In the matter of an application by Gallagher for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland); R (on the application of P, G and W) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another (Appellants) R (on the application of P) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and others (Respondents) [2019] UKSC 3 […]

19th Feb 2019Articles

Judging by Appearances

Introduction Mr Maitland-Hudson faced allegations of high level dishonesty. Following a long and drawn out hearing in which he repeatedly invited the Tribunal to discontinue proceedings on the basis of his poor health the allegations were found proved and he was struck off the roll. His appeal turned entirely on this question of health. The […]