For any doctor, being the subject of a complaint can cause great stress and anxiety. When an allegation results in a formal investigation by the General Medical Council (GMC), the process that follows can be daunting and confusing.
BCL associate David Hardstaff‘s article ‘Protecting the protectors: Calls for emergency legislation to prevent the prosecution of healthcare professionals when treating COVID-19 patients’ has been published by The Barrister Magazine.
BCL partner John Binns and Associate David Hardstaff’s article ‘Can the UK Solve its ‘Money Laundering” Problem with the Proceeds of Medicinal Cannabis?’ has been published by International Pharmaceutical Industry Magazine.
In the wake of Whitehall’s near takeover of Liverpool City Council, BCL’s Paul Morris and David Hardstaff consider the uncertain future of the offence of misconduct in public office and the Law Commission’s recent critical report.
BCL Solicitors Associate David Hardstaff, a specialist in professional discipline and criminal litigation, discusses recent calls for emergency legislation to protect healthcare professionals from prosecution arising from incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic.