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Regulatory Digest July- September 2017

Brookman v GMC [2017] EWHC 2400 (admin) -          The High Court overturned the MPTS decision to erase from the register a doctor accused of sexual misconduct. HC held that the Tribunal had erred in failing to postpone the hearing and order a further health assessment of the doctor before reaching a dec...
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Professional Disciplinary Case Digest – July 2017

A summary of legally noteworthy appeals in the High Court against decisions of professional disciplinary panels.   Please note that discussion below is based on summaries of judgments that were delivered ex tempore.  1.         Watters v Nursing & Midwifery Council QBD (Admin) (Cheema-Grubb J) 0...
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Not all in the family: migrant domestic worker who had to “pay” for accommodation and food wins minimum wage claim.

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In a minimum wage claim, brought by a migrant domestic worker, the High Court has addressed the “family worker” exemption found in the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015, specifically the provision relating to “deductions” in respect of accommodation and meals. Nathan Roberts considers the case and the trap the Defendants set for themselves. An...
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Professional Disciplinary Case Digest – May & June 2017

A summary of legally noteworthy appeals in the High Court and Court of Appeal against the decisions of professional disciplinary panels. Professional Standards Authority v (1) Health & Care Professions Council (2) Benedict Doree [2017] EWCA Civ 319   A decision to impose a caution order for a period of five years on a registered prosthetis...
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High Court to consider the human rights implications of assisted suicide

Monday 17 th July 2017 sees the start in the High Court  of  Conway v Secretary of State for Justice, with Noel Conway challenging section 2 of the Suicide Act as being in breach of his rights under the Human Rights Act 1998 to an assisted suicide. Catherine Casserley of Cloisters Chambers is representing Not Dead Yet UK Ltd  an orga...
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Public bodies who discriminate – County Court or High Court process?

Public bodies who discriminate – County Court or High Court process?
By Sally Cowen Hamnett v Essex County Council [ 2017] EWCA Civ 6   Judgment given 18 th January 2017 Sally Cowen considers this interesting case concerns the apparent conflict between competing provisions of the Equality Act 2010 in the context of duties to disabled people within the context of Traffic Regulations Orders. The essence of this C...
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