Training & Knowledge: April 2024

16th Apr 2024Blog

Prosecutions under the Companies Act 2006: Essential Points for Defence Practitioners – by Christopher Coltart KC

Lurking within the Companies Act 2006 are numerous strict liability offences, which are coupled with ‘reverse burden’ statutory defences (ie. those which require the defendant (usually a company director) to prove the defence in question). In the event of prosecution under these provisions, there are two interesting questions for defence practitioners to consider, namely (a) […]

5th Apr 2024Newsletters

The long road from Jerusalem: Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care v General Pharmaceutical Council, Nazim Hussain Ali [2024] EWHC 577 (Admin)

On the 18th of June 2017, Mr Nazim Ali, a pharmacist, led the annual ‘Al-Quds’ (‘Jerusalem’ in Arabic) rally in support of the Palestinian cause through central London, as he had done several times before. It was a hot day and passions ran high, both among the marchers and counter-protesters supporting Israel. Mr Ali led […]

5th Apr 2024Newsletters

Does time spent on an immediate suspension order whilst awaiting appeal count towards the overall period of suspension? Nabeel Aga v The General Dental Council [2023] EWHC 3208 (Admin)

Introduction The decision late last year by Ritchie J in Aga v GDC caused uproar in the regulatory and professional discipline worlds. In a 32-page judgement Ritchie J determined, contrary to established practice, that in cases where immediate suspension is imposed by a Professional Conduct Committee (‘PCC’) under section 30 of the Dentists Act 1984 […]

5th Apr 2024Newsletters

Insight and ‘conduct fundamentally incompatible with continued registration’: PSA v NMC and Kadiatu Jalloh [2023] EWHC 3331 (Admin)

In PSA v NMC and Kadiatu Jalloh [2023] EWHC 3331 (Admin), the Administrative Court allowed the PSA’s referral of the NMC’s decision only to suspend the Registrant, a psychiatric nurse.  The proceedings in the High Court were, essentially, an appeal against sanction on the ground that it was too lenient. In March 2020, Patient A, […]