Training & Knowledge: Neelam Gomersall

26th May 2022Newsletters

General Medical Council v Abdulkhaled Ahmed [2022] EWHC 403 (Admin): Degree of deference in cases of sexual misconduct and the effect of interim orders on sanction

In a judgment handed down on 25 February 2022, Mr Justice Murray dismissed the General Medical Council’s appeal under section 40A of the Medical Act 1983 against a sanction of two months’ suspension imposed by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal (“MPT”). In doing so, the High Court restated the general principle that there was limited scope […]

22nd Mar 2021Blog

Cycling in turmoil?

On 19 March 2021, Dr Richard Freeman, the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor, was permanently struck off the medical register after the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) ruled that his fitness to practise was “impaired by reason of his misconduct”. The striking-off decision follows the Tribunal’s finding on 12 March 2021 that Dr […]

9th Mar 2021Blog

Costs – further implications in private prosecutions

Private Prosecutions Blog: Tuesday 9th March 2021 The Government’s response[1] to the Justice Select Committee Report on Safeguards in Public Prosecutions[2] was published last week.  The Justice Select Committee Report itself was published on 2 October 2020 and explored in depth by Gavin Irwin in a previous publication here. The Government’s headline response to the […]

14th Dec 2020Blog

Ivey and legal certainty in rate-rigging prosecutions

In Bermingham & Anor[1], the Court of Appeal (Fulford LJ V-P, Cutts J and Sir Nicholas Blake) refused to overturn the convictions of two former Barclays PLC traders for conspiring to manipulate the ‘Euribor’ (Euro Interbank Offered Rate).  Amongst other things, the court considered whether the change from the Ghosh test (applicable at the time […]