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Are interim orders relevant to final sanction?

In a number of previous articles we considered the relevance of interim or immediate orders for suspension to the determination of an appropriate and proportionate sanction fitness to practise cases which do not raise patient safety concerns, sometimes referred to…

SRA – Change in the law on dishonesty

The law relating to dishonesty has recently changed. In Ivey v Genting Casinos [2017] UKSC 67 the Supreme Court set out the test for dishonesty in the following way: ‘When dishonesty is in question the fact-finding tribunal must first ascertain (subjectively)…

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…

SRA warning notice: Holiday sickness claims

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is investigating solicitors firms which have acted for claimants on holiday sickness claims. That follows the disquiet expressed by the government, ABTA and tour operators on false claims. Solicitors should be prepared for a detailed…