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White coat crime: Corporate manslaughter in the GP practice

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 contains requirements to secure a conviction: The defendant was a qualifying organisation The organisation owed a relevant duty of care to the deceased The duty of care was grossly breached A substantial component of the breach…

Privacy rights and ‘citizen journalists’

Recent media coverage of the treatment meted out to politicians and journalists under the guise of political protest has highlighted the use of mobile phones to record video footage, and the posting of such footage to the internet. In that context,…

An important post-script

Somewhat unusually, the focus of this piece is a post script in the judgment of the Court of Sessions addressing concerns about unfairness in the mechanism for appealing fitness to practise sanctions. The sanction A nurse whose fitness to practise had been…