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Tom Gent represents care homes at remotely attended inquests

Tom Gent has represented the interests of two care homes at two inquests (one held in Maidstone Coroner’s Court, the other in Ipswich). Each inquest was concluded within one day and neither involved a jury. Counsel and some witnesses attended remotely, with others attending the court room. Maidstone’s chosen platform was Skype for Business, whereas Ipswich used Microsoft Teams.

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Sentences Passed for Serious Driving Offences

Tom Gent has defended two drivers who faced serious charges before Bradford Crown Court.
The first had entered a guilty plea to causing death by dangerous driving following a collision between his car and a pedestrian in Halifax in 2018. The evidence established that he had been travelling at a speed at least 50% over the limit and had driven through traffic signals that were displaying a red light. The case had been delayed by lockdown, but an in-person hearing took place this week, at which the Defendant was sentenced to 32 months’ imprisonment and disqualified from driving for 3 years and 4 months.

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Join the well-being discussion on “Parental leave during the pandemic and preparing to get back to an uncertain workplace”

Join the well-being discussion on “Parental leave during the pandemic and preparing to get back to an uncertain workplace” Yesterday we ran an online seminar  “Parental leave during the pandemic – preparing to get back to an uncertain workplace”. 25 barristers and solicitors attended and psychotherapist, Wendy Showell Nicholas facilitated discussion and was available to […]

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Case Comment – GMC v Dr Awan [2020] EWHC 1533 (Admin): The GMC’s lingering power to appeal: A spoonful of sugar…?

It’s now June 2020. Two years have passed since the publication of Professor Sir Norman Williams’ review of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare, prompted in consequence of the sorry saga of Dr Bawa-Garba, in which Professor Williams recommended that the GMC ought to be stripped of its power to appeal determinations of the MPTS, which was immediately adopted by Government. And yet, here we are still.

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Anna Wilkinson discusses SC (a child) v University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust 2020 and the current position regarding the listing of civil trials during the CV19 Pandemic

SC (a child) v University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust 2020 and the current position regarding the listing of civil trials during the CV19 Pandemic Since trials in the civil courts all but came to a standstill on 23rd March when the country was placed into lockdown, with almost all being adjourned off and only […]

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