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Suspension or erasure? High Court rules in professional misconduct case (General Medical Council v Stone)

Published on: 30 October 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Suspension or erasure? High Court rules in professional misconduct case (General Medical Council v Stone)
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  • Briefly, what was this case about?
  • What were the key issues raised in the case?
  • What did the court decide, and how helpful is the judgment in clarifying the law in this area?
  • Appeals and deference
  • Sanctions Guidance and fullness of reasoning
  • Mitigation, expert evidence and public protection
  • What is the significance of this case? What are the practical and/or wider implications?
  • What should practitioners take away from this judgment, especially in terms of advising clients?

Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: What criteria should guide a regulatory tribunal in deciding the penalty for serious professional misconduct by a GP? Grace Forbes, barrister at 2 Hare Court Chambers, points out that the High Court’s decision in General Medical Council v Stone is a sharp reminder that the public interest must be the bottom line of regulatory proceedings. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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