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On Friday 4 March, Mr Staunton was acquitted of the two bribery charges brought against him, related to the placement of medicines within the NHS. Assisted by trainee solicitor Clara Gogarty, and instructing Fiona Horlick QC of Outer Temple Chambers, this was the culmination of a six-week trial at Southampton Crown Court.
We all know that we live in an increasingly regulated world, and particularly so in the healthcare sector. But have you ever thought about just how many sets of regulatory proceedings a doctor may face out of one incident?
Interesting decision in the case of Al Nageim v General Medical Council (Admin) this week. Mr Justice Knowles considered the issue of whether a doctor’s denial of allegations which are then found against them should be used against them when deciding whether their fitness to practise is impaired.
Hempsons' Regulatory & Crime Team has successfully defended an Associate Specialist in Emergency Medicine, following a two-week Medical Practitioners Tribunal hearing.
Two new joiners for Hempsons' Regulatory and Crime Team. Rob Newbould will arrive from Slater and Gordon and Paul Parsons from Cartwright King.
We are delighted to announce another outstanding year for Hempsons in The Legal 500. Our team has been praised for its exceptional reputation and high quality of work over the past year.
Stephen Hooper and Simon Eastwood give some essential guidance on practising privileges for independent practitioners.
The judgment of Mrs Justice Knowles last week illustrates potential difficulties dentists may face if a patient lacks capacity.
Regulatory expert, Stephen Hooper, highlights the importance of remaining objective as an expert witness.
Hempsons' Regulatory and Crime Team have put together a comprehensive summary of the guidance provided by the General Optical Council in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This article will consider what is being expected of doctors who may not have been working in the NHS before the pandemic, how regulation has been amended to provide for this unprecedented situation, and how a doctor’s fitness to practise may still be investigated.
Stephen Hooper assesses the latest regulations to explain what is expected of the dental team during the coronavirus pandemic.
Stephen Hooper appears in the latest issue of Modern Dentist Magazine to take part in their first Forum. The experts give their opinion to a number of questions focused on risk, clinical negligence and malpractice claims.
Stephen Hooper invited onto an episode of The Leaders Council podcast, which also included an interview with Lord Blunkett.