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  • Date:
    28 October 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    Disciplinary hearings: Doctors entitled to legal representation at disciplinary hearings

    In Kulkarni v Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Trust and Secretary of State for Health [2009] IRLR 829 CA, the Court of Appeal held that NHS doctors subject to disciplinary proceedings are entitled to be represented at any disciplinary hearing by a qualified lawyer instructed by their medical protection organisation.

  • Date:
    11 August 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: Legal representation

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers legal representation.

  • Date:
    24 July 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    Kulkarni v Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and another

    The Court of Appeal has held that a doctor should be allowed to be accompanied by a lawyer at a disciplinary hearing in circumstances where he or she is facing charges that are of such gravity that, in the event they are proven, he or she will effectively be barred from employment in the NHS.

  • Date:
    13 July 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    Disciplinary hearings: Teaching assistant had right to legal representation

    In R (on the application of G) v Governors of X School and Y City Council [2009] IRLR 434 HC, the High Court held that a teaching assistant faced with disciplinary proceedings that could have led to an indefinite prohibition against working with children was entitled to legal representation under art.6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

  • Date:
    7 April 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: Representation at disciplinary hearings

    This week's case of the week, provided by Fox Williams, covers representation at disciplinary hearings.

  • Date:
    20 March 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    R (on the application of G) v The Governors of X School

    The High Court has held that an employee should have been allowed to be accompanied by a lawyer at a disciplinary hearing in circumstances where a consequence of the hearing could be the addition of his name to the register of individuals deemed unsuitable to work with children.

  • Date:
    23 February 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    Religious discrimination: A Christian registrar disciplined for refusing to undertake civil partnership duties was not subjected to religious discrimination

    In London Borough of Islington v Ladele EAT/0453/08, the EAT overturned the employment tribunal decision that a Christian registrar who was disciplined for refusing to undertake civil partnership duties was subjected to religious discrimination.

  • Date:
    5 January 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    London Borough of Islington v Ladele

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a registrar who refused to conduct civil partnership ceremonies between same-sex couples on the grounds that to do so would violate her Christian beliefs was not discriminated against on the grounds of her religion.

  • Date:
    30 May 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Human rights: Union did not act unlawfully in expelling BNP member

    In Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) v United Kingdom [2007] IRLR 361, a case of competing rights of association under art. 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights, a trade union's right to expel a member of the BNP because his values conflicted fundamentally with its own outweighed the individual's right to membership of the union.

  • Date:
    12 January 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Ali v Sovereign Buses (London) Ltd

    In Ali v Sovereign Buses (London) Ltd EAT/0274/06, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the European Convention on Human Rights does not apply where an employee refuses to say anything at a disciplinary hearing, on the grounds that to do so might incriminate him or her in ongoing criminal proceedings.

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