Training & Knowledge: Ben Rich

21st Feb 2023Newsletters

Freeman v General Medical Council [2023] EWHC 45 (Admin) 16th January 2023

Absent witnesses: how the former British Cycling and Team Sky Doctor lost the appeal against his doping erasure: Cycling has for many years been a sport marred by doping accusations, many of which have subsequently been proved or admitted. The latest chapter in this story concerns Dr Richard Freeman, formerly Team Doctor for both British […]

19th Jan 2023Newsflash

High Court backs purposive interpretation of interim conditions: Kuzmin v General Medical Council [2023] EWHC 60 (Admin) 18th January 2023

If you think the name Kuzmin is familiar you would be right. Dr Kuzmin has been involved in GMC proceedings since 2018, represented throughout by the doughty Mary O’Rourke KC. Apart from lengthy MPTS proceedings, the case has involved a High Court challenge leading to the conclusion that a Tribunal can draw an adverse inference from the […]

26th May 2022Newsletters

Maxfield Martin v SRA [2022] EWHC 307 (Admin): Dishonesty finding quashed where a solicitor signed a factually false declaration, in the name of a partner of his firm

MM was a solicitor whose firm had a legal aid contract for mental health work. He needed to be reaccredited by the Law Society. The process required a partner/senior manager of the firm to sign the reaccreditation form and declare that the information was correct to the best of his knowledge, and that he had […]