Training & Knowledge: Hannah Thomas

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 […]

10th Jun 2022Newsletters

Breaching Coronavirus Regulations: Parties v Protests

In the wake of party-gate and the Sue Gray report, breaching Coronavirus regulations by gathering is once again headline news. The report found that numerous parties took place at No.10 Downing Street throughout the pandemic, involving senior government ministers, including the Prime Minister (for which he has already accepted a fine). The report comes less […]

8th Mar 2021Blog

The competing rights of women in sport

On International Women’s Day, Chris Foulkes and Hannah Thomas examine the case of Mokgadi Caster Semenya and her appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. Ms Semenya is challenging the discriminatory effect of the 2018 World Athletics[1] regulations which prevent athletes with disorders of sexual development from competing in certain female athletics events without […]

9th Feb 2021Newsletters

Regulating the fast fashion industry: what does the future hold?

On 24th  September 2020 the Independent Review into the boohoo Group PLC’s[1] Leicester supply chain (‘the Boohoo Review’) was published. It was conducted by Alison Levitt QC, assisted by a team of barristers at 2 Hare Court, including James Buchanan, Grace Forbes and Hannah Thomas[2], instructed by Jason Cropper of TLT Solicitors. The Boohoo Review […]

2nd Nov 2020Newsletters

Vigilante justice: is evidence obtained by ‘paedophile hunter’ groups admissible in criminal proceedings?

Introduction On 15 July 2020 the Supreme Court handed down its findings in Sutherland (Appellant) v Her Majesty’s Advocate (Respondent) (Scotland) [2020] UKSC 32. The appeal concerned the use of evidence gathered by ‘paedophile hunter’ groups in public prosecutions (ie. group members posing as underage children online to ‘trap’ paedophiles) and whether the use of […]