Training & Knowledge: Scott Ivill

23rd Feb 2017Newsletters

Hong Kong’s FCA Hand Shake

A landmark cooperation agreement has been forged between the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, which is set to enable collaboration and information sharing between the two regulatory authorities at a crucial juncture for financial regulation. Announcing the agreement on 7th December 2016, the FCA’s website suggested that the close ties […]

8th Nov 2016Training & Knowledge

Alton Towers and the Application of the Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines

In a landmark sentencing hearing which was the first major case to fall under the new Health & Safety guidelines issued on 1st February 2016, the Recorder of Stafford, Michael Chambers QC, imposed a fine of £5million on Merlin Attractions, owner and operator of the Alton Towers amusement park at which a disastrous rollercoaster crash […]

10th Jul 2015Articles

Will Proposed Pharmacy Law Changes Help The Medicine Go Down?

In February 2015, the Department of Health issued a 53-page consultation document entitled ‘Rebalancing Medicines Legislation and Pharmacy Legislation: Draft Orders under section 60 of the Health Act 1999’. Comments and views were sought on two pharmacy related draft Orders being made under the powers of Section 60 of the Health Act 1999 – the […]

1st Jul 2015Articles

Character: The Good, The Bad And The Somewhere In-between

A five-strong constitution of the Court of Appeal, including the Lord Chief Justice and the President of the Queen’s Bench Division, has acted to limit the scope and number of good character directions in cases where the Defendant is not, strictly speaking, of absolute good character. In a robustly worded judgment in the conjoined appeals […]

23rd Mar 2015Articles

A Question Of Motive?

In remitting for reconsideration by a differently constituted panel a decision of the NMC’s Conduct and Competence Committee to impose a nine-month Conditions of Practice Order, the Administrative Court made trenchant observations about the drafting of charges so as to include assertions as to reasons or motives behind the alleged behaviour: Professional Standards Authority for […]