Training & Knowledge: November 2018

30th Nov 2018Newsletters

Bolton Reaffirmed – Again

GMC v Chandra [2018] EWCA Civ 1898 Lord Bingham’s dictum in Bolton v Law Society [1994] 1 WLR 512 concerning the overriding importance of public confidence in the profession remains the cornerstone for any proper consideration of the issue of sanction or restoration. In the recent case of GMC v Chandra [2018] EWCA Civ 1898 […]

30th Nov 2018Newsletters

Mental Health and “Exceptional Circumstances”

In SRA v James and others [2018] EWHC 3058 (Admin), the Divisional Court considered three appeals brought by the SRA against the SDT’s decisions not to strike off dishonest solicitors. In each case the tribunal had concluded there were “exceptional circumstances” justifying such a course, based at least in part on mental health issues. On […]

29th Nov 2018Newsletters

Intentionally Misleading but not Dishonest

Raychaudhuri v GMC and PSA [2018] EWCA Civ 2027 The law often finds itself dabbling in moral grey areas, and being asked to come up with black and white answers. Prominent among those difficult areas is the concept of honesty or, more pertinently, dishonesty. In this case the Court of Appeal found itself having to […]