Briefing quick find:

Practical tips for COFAs

Breaches of the SRA Accounts Rules 2011 can happen in any firm, no matter how well managed. But there are things you can do to minimise their occurrence. The breaches can range from minor bookkeeping errors to sophisticated employee frauds. No…

GMC powers curtailed by Health Secretary

The Williams Review has published its report concerning gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare. The report suggests sweeping changes in the way fatal medical errors are investigated. Criminalising doctors for errors The rapid policy review was instigated by Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, in the…

Sexual motivation? Sorry, I haven’t a clue.

Allegations which put a defendant’s state of mind in issue can be difficult to defend, especially where the prosecution is only required to prove their case on the balance of probabilities. The challenges are compounded when the defendant cannot remember…