Public and Regulatory News

Nicholas Cotter in successful defence of care home client in health and safety case

3PB Barrister Nicholas Cotter has successfully demonstrated before Lincoln Crown Court that his client was not responsible for causing the actual deaths of three residents arising from a breach of Health and Safety (non-employees) in a care home. The Care Home had on advice admitted security and risk assessment failures linked to its care of […]

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Court of Appeal upholds unlawfulness of age assessment: Martin Westgate QC and 3PB barrister Joshua Dubin win for a second time

Martin Westgate QC, of Doughty Street Chambers, and Joshua Dubin, of 3PB’s Public & Regulatory Law Group, have won a second Court of Appeal victory in a young Eritrean woman’s challenge to Bedford Borough Council’s refusal to provide her with services. To read more about the case, please click here.

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Louis Weston acts for Patricia Annon in her successful appeal against NMC Conduct and Competence Committee decision

Louis Weston acted for Patricia Annon in her successful appeal against a decision of the NMC’s Conduct and Competence Committee to strike her from the Register. The Court allowed the appeal on the grounds that to strike off a midwife who had a condition precedent to her return to practice that she was actively seeking […]

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3PB's Public and Regulatory team delivers Professional Disciplinary Training

On 18th July, Head of 3PB's Professional Disciplinary Group Sunyana Sharma, Lachlan Wilson and Shruti Sharma, all members of 3PB's Public and Regulatory group provided professional disciplinary training to DWF solicitors. The update covered: Professional discipline: general procedural guidance, strategy and tactics - by Sunyana Sharma Dishonesty: the test used by disciplinary panels and advising clients in the […]

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The issue of the inadequate charge: Shruti Sharma examines if the panel should amend the charges after hearing evidence

PSA v (1)HCPC & (2)Doree [2017] EWCA Civ 319. 3PB's Shruti Sharma discusses the issue of late applications to amend charges and the approach that will be taken by adjudicating panels following the case of Doree. To read Shruti's full analysis, please click here. Shruti Sharma is a specialist regulatory and disciplinary practitioner. For more information about her practice, please […]

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Head of 3PB's maritime team David Richards together with Andrew Oliver host a seminar exploring the implications of Brexit on the Fisheries industry

David Richards, head of 3PB’s maritime team, hosted a seminar exploring the implications of Brexit for the UK fisheries industry. Together with Andrew Oliver of Andrew Jackson and Co. they discussed future regulation following Brexit with representatives of the industry from across England and Wales and from both fishers, POs and regulators. Following presentations and […]

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Shruti Sharma represents NHS in high profile inquest involving death of a child in a psychiatric facility

Shruti Sharma represented Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust in an Article 2 inquest following the death of an adolescent who fatally self-harmed whilst in the care of South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. This case generated nationwide media attention into the care provided to young people in the psychiatric setting. Further information about this case can […]

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