Training & Knowledge: May 2023

31st May 2023Newsletters

Abuse of Process in Regulatory and Disciplinary Proceedings: A Case Study

When, as law students we are taught about abuse of process we feel it unlikely we will either deploy it or succeed in deploying it. That reticence is understandable given that for the last 20 years or so the courts have seemingly narrowed the areas where it can or should succeed and reiterated it is […]

31st May 2023Newsletters

Racist or racially motivated? – Lambert Simpson v HCPC

In Robert Lambert-Simpson v Health and Care Professions Council [2023] EWHC 481 (Admin), a registered psychologist posted a series of offensive comments on his social media account. The comments ranged in tone and content; three of them were alleged by the HCPC to be ‘racially motivated’. Of those three, one was found by the Panel […]

31st May 2023Newsletters

NEWTON HEARINGS IN ALL BUT NAME? – PSA v GMC & Professor Lingam [2023] EWHC 967

Many regulated professionals facing allegations in the course of their professional lives admit that things may have gone wrong. Professor Lingam qualified with a diploma of Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1974. He worked for over 30 years in the NHS, retiring in 2004. […]