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The slow death of the criminal standard in professional disciplinary proceedings
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • May 25 2017

“Fairness is a constantly evolving concept. Hawkins J (Memoirs, chapter IV) recalled a defendant convicted of theft at the Old Bailey in the 1840s


Choosing a Solicitor for a Brain Injury Compensation Claim
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • May 22 2017

If you are reading this it is likely that you, or a loved one has suffered a brain injury. This might be a traumatic brain injury (TBI), caused in a


Is amending the allegation at a late stage always prohibited?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • May 22 2017

In short, in the first appeal, the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) exercised its power of appeal by way of referral under Sec


A ‘deep-seated attitudinal problem’ could be the difference between a suspension and a strike-off
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2017

The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (“the PSA”) brought an appeal against the decision of a Conduct and Competence


Does a denial of facts subsequently found proved constitute dishonesty?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • May 12 2017

The Appellant, Dr Bale, was a specialist doctor in obstetrics and gynaecology. The Appellant contested a decision of the Medical Practitioners


The importance of applying the correct legal tests when considering interim orders
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • May 8 2017

The General Medical Council (GMC), made an application to the Court for an extension of an interim order imposed upon Dr Ankur Chopra (AC) to suspend


Does treating a family member or close friend automatically lead to serious professional misconduct?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • April 24 2017

The Appellant is a gynaecologist. Aside from his practice in gynaecology he maintained an interest in other areas of medicine. The concerns in this


Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury quarterly newsletter - April 17
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • April 20 2017

The first quarter of 2017 has been a busy one within clinical negligence circles. There is a Ministry of Justice consultation on a fixed costs regime


The Courts remind us of the principle of proportionality at sanction stage
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • April 19 2017

Charles Craig (the Appellant) brought an appeal against the decision of the Disciplinary Committee (the Committee) of the Farriers Registration


‘Gross failings’ by medical staff lead to another child fatality from sepsis - is enough being done to stop this happening again?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • April 12 2017

Last week it was ruled by a coroner that failures by an NHS hospital caused the death of a 5-year old boy from sepsis, raising fresh concerns that