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27th Nov 2019Articles

The New SRA Standards and Regulations: a StaR is Born

Gavin Irwin and Helen Lavery review the demise of the SRA Handbook On 25th November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (‘SRA’) Standards and Regulations (‘StaRs’) came into force and replaced the current SRA Handbook. This marked only the fourth change to the Solicitors Code of Conduct in 12 years. The latest changes are designed to […]

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 […]

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