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Court of Appeal find GMC wrongly applied ‘5 year rule’ and confirms regulators have powers to revoke any decision where there was a mistake regarding underlying facts
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • August 10 2015

The Claimant, Dr Chaudhuri, a general practitioner (‘Dr C’), applied for Judicial Review of the GMC’s decision pursuant to Rule 4(5) of the General


High Court hold that panel of the NMC were unduly lenient in imposing 4 month suspension for dishonest nurse
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • July 30 2015

This was an appeal brought by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) pursuant to section 29 of the National Health Service Reform and Health


Findings of dishonesty where dishonesty is not pleaded
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • July 30 2015

This was an appeal against a decision of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT). On 8 and 9 September 2014 the appellant had appeared before the


Press round-up: regulatory and professional discipline: July August 2015
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • July 30 2015

On 10 July 2015, the BSB launched a consultation paper to consider the strengths and weaknesses in the current academic (law degree or conversion


High Court confirms that disciplinary panels should not refer to findings of fact from previous investigations which could taint the panel’s findings in relation to a registrant’s fitness to practise
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • July 30 2015

The appellant was employed as an agency midwife, and on 14 September 2012, the appellant was working at St Thomas’ Hospital when she was assisting


Common problems with wills and how to fix these
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • July 3 2015

Preparing wills can be stressful. Once completed, people are satisfied that their estate will be distributed in accordance with their wishes upon


Birth injury series - assisted or instrumental delivery
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • July 3 2015

Babies cannot always be delivered through the birth canal without assistance from medical staff and sometimes medical instruments or tools will be


What constitutes knowledge and the development of the Bolam principle
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • July 1 2015

When does 'knowledge' constitute choice and choice demonstrate knowledge for the purposes of the Limitation Act 1980 (LA 1980)? Julie Norris and


Poor post-operative care in private clinic providing NHS treatment raises questions about the NHS Choose and Book System
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2015

Following the tragic death of Mr James Hartley, a 79 year old grandfather at the Yorkshire clinic, as reported in the Daily Mail, questions are


A further misguided attack on claimant costs in clinical negligence litigation
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • June 17 2015

On 15 June 2015 The Law Society Gazette reported that the Department of Health has vowed to reduce the £259m annual bill for claimant costs incurred