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Podiatry forensic expert at risk of being struck off

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by NewsBot, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. NewsBot

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    This HCPC hearing is set down for a week in August:

     
  2. NewsBot

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    Thanks to Antony Wilkinson who pointed this out on Facebook:
    Killer caught over way he walks loses court appeal
    Maybe part of the defendants legal strategy was to complain to the HCPC
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016
  3. William Fowler

    William Fowler Active Member

    oh dear indeed!
     
  4. davidh

    davidh Podiatry Arena Veteran

    I smell skullduggery at work.

    Any forensics guys want to comment?
     
  5. davidh

    davidh Podiatry Arena Veteran

    Apologies - I mis-read the date of the hearing.
    No-one will want to comment at the moment. Hopefully all will go well, and there will be a comment or two after the hearing in August.

    In view of the appeal being thrown out you have to wonder whether it is in the public interest to continue with a hearing?..
     
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    All information pertaining to the case has been removed from the HCPC website. Anyone know what that means?
     
  7. davidh

    davidh Podiatry Arena Veteran

    One of two things - it's either in progress as we type. or been dropped.

    I sincerely hope the latter.
     
  8. Ros Kidd

    Ros Kidd Active Member

    Just as an aside David, when I gave evidence in court as an expert witness and my "side" won I am not aware that the "other lots" expert witness had any action taken against them.
    Regards
    Ros
     
  9. AtomAnt

    AtomAnt Active Member

    This sure does reek of a legal strategy of the defendant to make a complaint to the HCPC of the expert witness.
     
  10. davidh

    davidh Podiatry Arena Veteran

    Hi Ros,

    Thanks for that.

    It's all very strange, isn't it?

    Regards,

    David
     
  11. davidh

    davidh Podiatry Arena Veteran

    As an update to this, I heard from a colleague a couple of weeks ago that the case had been thrown out.
    The Podiatrist Expert was exonerated. Good thing too.

    However, we Experts (in Civil and Criminal Law) have to bear in mind that as well as no longer having automatic indemnity from prosecution for contempt of Court and other legal misdemeanours, we may now face being reported to the HCPC by the "other side".
    It's an additional factor to bear in mind when constructing an Experts fee scale.
     
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