Regulatory Newsletter - August 202010/08/20
We’re delighted to once again be sharing our regular update on key legal decisions and developments for professional regulators. We know you’ve been under extreme pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic, so took a break from sharing communications with you. As we are now looking forward to a post-lockdown way of working, we think it’s time for us to re-start our regular updates.
In McLennan v General Medical Council, a Scottish Court dismissed an appeal by a doctor who had acted dishonestly in preparing an expert report. The Scottish Court made some observations on good character evidence. Read more.
In General Medical Council v Saeed, the Court allowed an appeal by the General Medical Council on the basis that a panel had failed to properly apply the Sanctions Guidance. Read more.
In General Medical Council and Professional Standards Authority v Zafar, a joint appeal by the GMC and PSA, the Court held that it had been wrong for the GMC and doctor to agree not to put a relevant decision of the Court of Appeal before the panel. Read more.
In Gupta v General Medical Council, the Court provided a reminder that only in exceptional circumstances will the time for bringing an appeal be extended. Read more.
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