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