Briefing quick find:

Post-Ivey dishonesty cases – A scoreless draw

For all the commentary which they attracted, the Supreme Court’s comments on the Ghosh test in its judgment on Ivey were obiter. In DPP v Patterson[1] Leveson P observed they were ‘clearly obiter, and as a matter of precedent the court…

Amend flawed Mental Health Act, says think tank

Patients and professionals need a Mental Health Act that better fits the needs of the population, that accounts for discrimination in mental health treatment, and that includes the viewpoints of those on the front line of mental health provision. The Conservative Party…

GDC – The scope of Rule 9 review

X v General Dental Council (unreported) Rule 9 of the General Dental Council’s (GDC) Fitness to Practise Rules empowers the Registrar to refer for review ‘all or part of a determination’ by the Case Examiners/Investigating Committee, if it is materially flawed…

CPS Victims’ Right to Review Scheme

In June 2013, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) launched the Victims’ Right to Review (VRR) Scheme. The VRR allows victims of crime to request a review of a police decision not to prosecute an individual under investigation. The VRR allows a…