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The SDT and the standard of proof

In a current consultation, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) is looking at the standard of proof in its proceedings. The difficult questions Should a solicitor be struck off for dishonesty if the SDT is not sure whether he has been dishonest? Is…

Dr Bawa-Garba successful on appeal

The Court of Appeal unanimously allowed the appeal of by Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba against the decision of the Divisional Court to erase her. Following the decision of the High Court in January 2018 to substitute the original Medical Practitioner’s Tribunal (MPT)…

New guidance on expedited decisions for coroners

Last week saw the publication of the latest guidance from the Chief Coroner, HH Judge Mark Lucraft QC. The document, entitled Guidance No. 28 – Report of death to the Coroner: Decision making and expedited decisions, comes hot on the heels of…