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Grounds for arrest and search

In R (TL) v Chief Constable Surrey Police[1], it was found that the police did not have grounds to conduct an arrest and a search of a property, releasing on conditional bail a man of good character who had indicated…

Inquests in deprivation of liberty cases

The Policing and Crime Act 2017 was granted Royal Assent on 31 January 2017. Section 178 of the Act will, once in force, amend the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 as follows: ‘But a person is not in state detention at any…

GMC report: Medical professionalism matters

In December 2016 the General Medical Council (GMC) published ‘Medical professionalism matters’, the culmination of an 18-month consultation with doctors, trusts, royal colleges and training providers into the challenges faced by the modern medical profession. Time and support Predictably, both the time…

Law Commission review on Criminal Record Disclosure

‘[T]he present system raises significant concerns in relation to non-compliance with the ECHR and the overly harsh outcomes stemming from the failure to incorporate either proportionality or relevance into disclosure decisions. An impenetrable legislative framework and questions of legal certainty…

Case review: Kamberova v NMC

Nicolinka Gancheva Kamberova v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2016] EWHC 2955 Introduction Prior to the decision of the Supreme Court in Khan v GPhC[1], this case considered whether the Conduct and Competence Committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) should take…

Case review: Deprivation of Liberty

A Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) must be legally authorised, even if the person in question is living in their own home and using privately-paid carers. The Court of Appeal handed down judgment in December in the case of Secretary of State…