Additional periods of suspension cannot be directed to create a 'middle ground' between short term suspension and removal
Habib Khan v General Pharmaceutical Council and ors  UKSC 64 In this case, which has direct application to any regulatory body with the power to direct review hearings following a period of suspension, the Supreme Court has made it clear that further periods of suspension cannot be imposed by review committees solely for the purpose of bringing about a harsher sanction than is lawfully permitted within the legislative scheme.
Written by Daniel Langley, Solicitor Wisniewska v Nursing and Midwifery Council  EWHC 2672 (Admin), Hayden J This case provides a rare example of the High Court quashing a decision to strike-off a nurse following a finding of dishonesty. The court concluded that the NMC's Conduct and Competence Committee's (the Committee) reasoning was illogical and in the alternative imposed a sanction of 12 months suspension from the register.
K v General Pharmaceutical Council  CSIH 61In this case heard by the Inner House of the Court of Session, the Court held that the General Pharmaceutical Council's Fitness to Practise Committee