professional regulatory monthly ebulletin - review
of July 2012
Welcome to our latest edition of the professional regulatory
law update, our at a glance guide to the important case law
and news in the Professional Regulation field during the previous
Please click on the links to view this month's key regulatory
case and press releases.
Rule 5 of the Solicitors Code of Conduct is not one of strict liability. Financial penalties would not always be required for breaches of the Solicitors Accounts Rules.
Barrister members of the Disciplinary Tribunal appointed by the President of the Council of the Inns of Court (COIC) need not be technically eligible to be on the list of barrister volunteers maintained by the COIC, provided they have been appointed by the President.
Finding of the Conduct and Competence Committee quashed due to an inadequate direction by the Legal Assessor in respect of dishonesty which was compounded by inadequate particularisation in the Charge of the acts to which the dishonesty was said to attach to.
The Conduct & Competence Committee of the Nursing & Midwifery Council must inform the Registrant of their right to representation and the likely consequences if they do not have representation and must consider all evidence and mitigation even in private meeting sittings.
A Disciplinary Tribunal could supplement its rules and regulate its own procedure, provided it acted fairly and did not act contrary to the rules which governed it.
A jury may be directed to jointly consider the evidence of multiple witnesses regarding multiple counts on the indictment when assessing the unlikelihood of coincidence and propensity, provided the appropriate direction and warnings are given by the judge.
We highlight key press releases from July 2012, including those from the NMC, GMC, GDC, Royal Pharmaceutical Society and GOC.
We look at people on the move during July 2012, including news from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Financial Reporting Council, and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Please feel free to email Guy
Micklewright with any feedback in relation to
this month's update. Additionally, if you would like to receive
further information in relation to any of the cases or developments
referred to below, please email him and he will be pleased to
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