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Press round-up: regulatory and professional discipline, April 2014

  • Kingsley Napley
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 15 2014

Much of the news from this month concerns the recently released the Regulation of Health and Social Care Professions Etc. Bill (The Bill). Read our

Consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon at University Hospital of North Staffordshire suspended due to patient safety concerns

  • Bolt Burdon Kemp
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 15 2014

The University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust is investigating treatment provided by one of its consultants after concerns were raised

Professional negligence: Court of Appeal comes to the rescue in Mehjoo

  • Squire Sanders
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 14 2014

It is clear from the acres of press coverage devoted to people avoiding taxes by arrangements of varying complexity, that anybody who advises on such

Net contribution clause: Court of Appeal guidance

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 11 2014

The recent Court of Appeal decision in West v Ian Finlay and Associates has confirmed that a properly drafted net contribution clause ("NCC") is a

Police and GMC investigate treatment provided by Mr Sudip Sarker, colorectal surgeon

  • Bolt Burdon Kemp
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 9 2014

The General Medical Council and West Mercia Police are investigating the medical care provided by Mr Sudip Sarker, a colorectal surgeon, following a

Accountants’ scope of duty clarified by Court of Appeal

  • Bolt Burdon Kemp
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 8 2014

The Court of Appeal recently handed down its judgment in the case of Hossein Mehjoo v Harben Barker (A Firm) and Harben Barker Limited 2014 EWCA

Some comfort for accountants following the Court of Appeal decision in Mehjoo

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 7 2014

Accountants can draw some comfort following the recent Court of Appeal decision in Mehjoo v Harben Barker (HB). The Midlands based accountancy firm

Liver surgeon David Berry suspended over eight 'avoidable deaths', patients in Wales and Leicester are urged to get advice

  • Bolt Burdon Kemp
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • April 2 2014

It has been widely reported that the General Medical Council (GMC) has banned consultant surgeon David Paul Berry, based at University Hospital Wales

High Court holds anonymous hearsay evidence will usually be inadmissible in professional disciplinary proceedings

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 2 2014

The High Court has held that in general it would be unfair to admit "potentially significant" anonymous hearsay evidence in professional disciplinary

Insurance intermediary pays heavy price for poor attitude to compliance

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 31 2014

HomeServe, an insurance intermediary which sells home emergency and repairs insurance cover, has received the largest retail fine to date of £30,647