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24th Jun 2020News

2 Hare Court Professional Discipline Summer Newsletter

  2 Hare Court Professional Discipline Newsletter June 2020   Contents   Introduction   A look into the remote future: Andrew Colman and Natasha Ricioppo   Keep calm and carry on (remotely) – One Blackfriars: Lewis Macdonald   The impact of Coronavirus on Inquests: Tom Day   Reviving Article 2 – Re Dalton: Hannah Thomas […]

23rd Jun 2020Articles

HBOS: The final chapter?

HBOS: The final chapter? Introduction Back in late February, a hearing at the Court of Appeal finally brought to a close the decade-long saga of the HBOS corruption case (‘Operation Hornet’, David Mills and others, see https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/feb/02/hbos-manager-and-other-city-financiers-jailed-over-245m-loans-scam). The Court’s recently published judgment ([2020] EWCA Crim 369) covers two areas of significance.   Secondary liability under […]

27th Feb 2020Articles

The importance of giving reasons

R. (on the application of Lewis) v Senior Coroner for North West Kent [2020] 2 WLUK 180 This recent judicial review highlights the importance of a coroner providing reasons when a particular conclusion is not left to the jury. The deceased suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and was placed under psychiatric care. From 2016 she began […]

27th Feb 2020Articles

The poison pen letter

Soni v General Pharmaceutical Council [2020] EWHC 348 (Admin) Patient A attended a pharmacy, seeking the morning after pill. She alleged Mr Soni, an experienced pharmacist of many years, discussed the medication with her but then physically examined her breasts. Prior to the hearing it emerged that Patient A had instructed solicitors with a view […]

23rd Dec 2019Articles

Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) issue statement regarding disclosure and transparency

The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) has recently issued a statement reminding listed companies of their duties of disclosure and transparency, particularly when it comes to the nature and identity of their counterparties to transactions. As part of its on-going drive to tackle market and corporate misconduct, the SFC emphasised the importance of listed issuers […]