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News & Events: Professional Negligence

News 3rd September 2018

Driving instructor allowed to continue working after using mobile

Mark Ruffell has successfully appealed on behalf of a Driving Instructor who had been declared to be not a fit and proper person to be an instructor following receiving 6 penalty points for using his mobile telephone whilst instructing. The Registrar of Driving Instructors ordinarily seeks to remove an instructor from the register of approved […]

News 23rd February 2018

Mark Ruffell successfully represents solicitor before Disciplinary Tribunal

Mark Ruffell has successfully mitigated on behalf of a solicitor who admitted contacting her imprisoned client by mobile phone; sending him 102 text messages in less than three months. In mitigation before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, Mr Ruffell said that at the time his client set up her own practice, she did not appreciate “the […]

Blog 12th February 2018

Wilsons Solicitors LLP & Ors v Roberts [2018] EWCA Civ 52

Did the EAT err in law in finding that a member of an LLP who acts “reasonably” in withdrawing his labour will not, as a matter of law, act wrongfully or in repudiatory breach of the LLP members’ agreement, and accordingly may be awarded losses flowing from a subsequent expulsion pursuant to the terms of […]

Blog 25th September 2015

NHS staff must declare gifts from drugs companies or face jail

Does the widely disliked “Big Pharma” bribe doctors with free gifts and hospitality? In this country at least, bribery is seldom carried out by anything so obvious as a brown envelope stuffed with used bank notes. Instead, it is made to seem respectable by invitations to conferences in comfortable hotels, where the ostensible purpose of […]

News 13th April 2015

Finding of Misconduct Appeal Meeting quashed after successful Judicial Review Challenge

Colin Banham successfully represented a Cumbrian Police Officer in a challenge by way of Judicial Review. A Misconduct Appeal Meeting found that the officer had breached the Police Officer Standards of Professional Behaviour in that he had failed to obey orders and instructions from senior officers not to remove or copy material in relation to an ongoing […]

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