Ethics Violation in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Dr. John Roylance v The General Medical Council
    • Privy Council
    • 24 Mar 1999

    Misconduct is a word of general effect, involving some act or omission which falls short of what would be proper in the circumstances. The standard of propriety may often be found by reference to the rules and standards ordinarily required to be followed by a medical practitioner in the particular circumstances. First, it is qualified by the word "professional" which links the misconduct to the profession of medicine.

    Precisely what that link may be and how it may occur is a matter of circumstances. The closest link is where the practitioner is actually engaged on his practice with a patient. Cases here may occur of a serious failure to meet the necessary standards of practice, such as gross neglect of patients or culpable carelessness in their treatment, or the taking advantage of a professional relationship for personal gratification.

    He was both a registered medical practitioner and chief executive of a hospital. In each capacity he had a duty to care for the safety and well being of the patients. As a registered medical practitioner he had the general obligation to care for the sick. There was a sufficiently close link with the profession of medicine in the case of the appellant as chief executive of a hospital in respect of patients at the hospital.

  • R v D O
    • Court of Appeal
    • 07 Oct 2014

    RM described it as a "betrayal". It seems to us that it was a gross betrayal which would in any event be an aggravating feature. In our view the Sentencing Council did not intend that every case of rape within an established relationship should be treated as a breach of trust. Rather, the change was designed so as to include circumstances where the offender may not hold a formal position in relation to the victim, but they have abused the trust engendered by their status and/or standing.

  • R v Hampshire County Council, ex parte Ellerton
    • Court of Appeal
    • 20 Dec 1984

    This, as I understand it, was essentially the point which their Lordships thought it right to spell out in the Khawaja case in the particular context of an allegation of illegal entry. However, in other cases, of which I think the present was one, the point may be so obvious that it does not need to be put into words.

  • R (Remedy UK Ltd) v General Medicial Council
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 28 May 2010

    The concept of deficient performance was introduced by the Medical (Professional Performance) Act 1995. Until then the power to take action in relation to a person's registration was limited to cases of serious professional misconduct, the commission of criminal offences or serious impairment of fitness to practise by reason of ill health. Whilst some acts of incompetence could be brought within the scope of misconduct, not all could.

  • Dr John Alan Walker v The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
    • Privy Council
    • 21 Nov 2007

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Books & Journal Articles
  • The normative structure of information and its communication
    • Nbr. 8-2, May 2010
    • Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society
    Purpose: Beginning with the initial premise that the internet has a global character, the purpose of this paper is to argue that the normative evaluation of digital information on the internet nece...
  • Omani journalists imprisoned.
    • Nbr. 2017, February 2017
    • The Middle East
    ...... of slander and publishing a report on Mamari's arrest in violation of a ban imposed by the Information Ministry, Reuters added. . Bail Mamari ... describing the articles as "a flagrant violation of the limits and ethics of freedom of expression" and warned that the articles were damaging to ......
  • Omani journalists imprisoned.
    • Nbr. 2016, February - October 2016
    • The Middle East
    ...... of slander and publishing a report on Mamari's arrest in violation of a ban imposed by the Information Ministry, Reuters added. . Bail Mamari ... describing the articles as "a flagrant violation of the limits and ethics of freedom of expression" and warned that the articles were damaging to ......
  • TURKISH PRISONERS.
    • Nbr. 2001, June 2001
    • The Middle East
    ....... After attempting to force-feed the protestors, in violation of international medical ethics, the Turkish government is now refusing to ......
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Law Firm Commentaries
  • Bribery in Scotland – Civil Settlement Under Bribery Act and the Scottish Crown Office
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    • Squire Patton Boggs
    • April 19, 2016
    On September 25 2015, Brand-Rex Limited, a Scottish network cabling company, entered into a civil settlement with the Scottish Crown Office, admitting that the company had failed to prevent bribery...
    ...... to prevent bribery and had received an improper benefit in violation of Section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010, which applies to the whole of the ......
  • Bonny Island Keeps on Giving (to the US Treasury that is)
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    • Squire Patton Boggs
    • March 13, 2011
    On Friday, March 11, Jeffrey Tesler, who had challenged extradition from the UK to the US, relented in his fight and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA and one substantiv...
    ...... one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA and one substantive violation of an FCPA antibribery provision.  In 2009, the DOJ initially charged ......
  • New UK Sentencing Guidelines - What Does This Mean For Corporates?
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    • Dechert LLP
    • October 09, 2014
    The Sentencing Council’s Definitive Guidance for Fraud, Bribery and Money Laundering Offences (the “UK Guidelines”) came into force on 1 October 2014. The UK Guidelines set out a ten step process f...
    ...... for organisations to institute “effective compliance and ethics programmes,” which can reduce an organisation’s culpability score if ... to respond to and prevent further offences upon detection of a violation. If an organisation has an effective compliance and ethics programme in ......
  • First DPA in the U.K. Signals Britain is Serious About Bribery & Corruption
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    • NAVEX Global
    • February 04, 2016
    Late last year, ICBC Standard Bank Plc, a U.K.-based financial institution with operations around the world, agreed to pay a $37 million fine and enter into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) w...
    ...... officials, which raised the question: Was this payment a violation of the U.K. Bribery Act? Standard Bank self-reported the incident to the ... aware of potential wrongdoing—which speaks volumes for the strong ethics and compliance culture the bank had fostered throughout its organisation, ......
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