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Regulatory dishonesty. Avoiding erasure

We represented a chiropractor who had been convicted of drink driving. He failed to disclose the conviction to the GCC within the required 7 days. When the time came for renewal of his registration because of various mitigating circumstances he did not disclose the conviction. What saved him from probable erasure was that within 10 days of completing the online registration form he volunteered to the GCC that he had been convicted. Whilst his initial reluctance to disclose was foolhardy in the extreme and something he conceded to the PCC for which he"only had himself to blame" his voluntary disclosure within a short time afterwards turned out to be his saving grace. As it turned out our client passed a health assessment required by the GCC and, after careful consideration, the PCC  found that the drink drive conviction did not have material relevance to our client's fitness to practise so  if he had disclosed it when he should he may have avoided a disciplinary finding altogether.

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White Collar Crime Defence 2014 Legal 500 Recognition

Bankside Law achieve recognition in the 2014 Legal 500 specialist section for Fraud:White Collar Crime, see http://www.legal500.com/c/london/crime-fraud-and-licensing/fraud-white-collar-crime with recommendations also for John Williams and Bill Wilson. John Williams is also listed as a leading individual in this field http://www.legal500.com/c/london/crime-fraud-and-licensing/fraud-white-collar-crime#table_1721