Category: Regulatory

The Supreme Court just overturned the dishonesty test in R v Ghosh. Here’s why.

This high-stakes gambling case makes a significant change to the landscape of criminal, civil fraud and professional misconduct law. It will be of interest to many lawyers, plus students and teachers of law.

Immigration Tribunal can re-open regulator’s disciplinary findings

Did you know that the Immigration Tribunal can decide on disciplinary charges against rogue legal advisors? (Me neither). But a recent case sheds light on the Tribunal’s powers to disagree with the regulator and decide the matter for itself.

Law Society to face negligence claim over its “Find a Solicitor” search engine

Over 1 million people a month use the Law Society’s “Find a Solicitor” tool. But who pays the price if one of those searches turns out to be wrong?

Major case clarifies liability of healthcare professionals for gross negligence manslaughter

The Court of Appeal has clarified the correct approach to the issue of reasonable foreseeability in gross negligence manslaughter cases, with implications for a vast number of regulated healthcare professionals.

Claims against RBS and Barclays Bank for mis-selling interest rate hedging products fail

RBS and Barclays Bank owed no duty of care to customers where the financial regulator required the banks to review mis-sold products.

Grenfell fire inquiry Judge engages, despite controversy over past judgment

Theresa May’s appointment of Sir Martin-Moore Bick to chair the inquiry into the tragic Grenfell fire has been criticised by some, but is such criticism justified?

Hackney “super head” wins appeal against teaching ban

The High Court has overturned a teaching ban imposed by a professional regulator, citing concerns about defects in the procedure.

Teacher’s regulator acted outside its power in unlawful prosecutions

Teachers accused of unacceptable professional conduct are usually investigated by the regulator, the National College for Teaching and Leadership (‘NCTL’), and, if […]

the justice gap: High Court rejects doctors’ challenge over right to a fair trial in disciplinary cases

The justice gap blog have kindly re-posted a re-jigged version of my article about a legal challenge to the fairness […]