Training & Knowledge: Vivienne Tanchel

31st May 2023Newsletters

NEWTON HEARINGS IN ALL BUT NAME? – PSA v GMC & Professor Lingam [2023] EWHC 967

Many regulated professionals facing allegations in the course of their professional lives admit that things may have gone wrong. Professor Lingam qualified with a diploma of Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1974. He worked for over 30 years in the NHS, retiring in 2004. […]

11th Oct 2022Newsletters

Lu v SRA [2022] EWHC 1729(Admin): Open justice vs anonymity

It has become common practice for regulators to redact the names of third parties in their decisions, and use letters instead to identify them. This is usually done without application or even notice to the defence and includes names of parties only tangentially relevant to the case as well as witnesses. So commonplace is the […]

28th Oct 2021Newsletters

Creeping unfairness and remote hearings at the General Dental Council

At the start of the pandemic almost 19 months ago, there was an urgency to keep the wheels of justice moving and for cases to continue to be heard if at all possible. Technology, regulators, practitioners and registrants all rose to the challenge and within weeks of the order to work from home, interim order […]

25th Feb 2021Newsletters

Interfering with the Tribunal’s discretion?

PSA v GMC and Dighton [2020] EWHC 3122 (Admin) Before the Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Dr Dighton faced allegations that – despite lacking the expertise to do so – he had prescribed a number of addictive medications to a vulnerable patient without informing her GP, and had failed to adequately assess her or refer her to […]