The Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Criminal Courts Charge) Regulations 2015 continue to drive judicial despair and resignations from the lay bench. Lucy Plumpton addresses an issue which raises the prospect of further injustice for Defendants.
There have been two recent important cases, Squier and Enemuwe, on the vexed question of the use that professional disciplinary panels are entitled to make of Court of Appeal judgments in related criminal cases. Squier must now be regarded as the leading authority on t
Rajkumar (June 2015)
Providing drug without prescription – vulnerable patient – invitation to patient to collude in malpractice.
The laws of Rugby are notoriously incomprehensible to most spectators, many players and some referees. But if you thought the rules about behaviour in the scrum were murky, spare a thought for the galaxy of rugby loving legal luminaries who administer an equally complex set of disciplinary rules
Does the widely disliked “Big Pharma” bribe doctors with free gifts and hospitality?
Often people will ask me whether the Bar and the Courtroom exchanges are really like it is portrayed on television in programmes like ‘Silk’ or ‘Judge John Deed’ and, for those of you old enough to remember, ‘Crown Court’.
Background on the relevant law
Once a child is adopted this severs all legal ties with the birth family and establishes a new legal relationship with the adopters family. Often these adoptions are considered to be enabling the child to be a part of a forever family.
Undertakings in financial remedy orders are commonplace but the recent case of Birch v Birch  EWCA Civ 833
The finding of fact hearing that was the subject of a recent appeal in Re G (A Child)  EWCA Civ 834 puts into perspective what advocates (and indeed judges) may co