Sunderland GP jailed for voyeurism to face misconduct proceedings

30th August 2019

On 14 August 2018 former Sunderland GP Dr Thair Altaii was sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court to 14 months imprisonment after he was found guilty of three voyeurism offences on 20 July 2018. Over 19,000 images of women were found on Dr Altaii‚Äôs laptop by police. The investigation followed reports by a patient that she […]

Holding police to account following unlawful killings

29th August 2019

Ben Hoare Bell LLP Police Misconduct Solicitor Katy Stephenson reflects on seeking to challenge alleged police errors following unlawful killings by recently released suspects. I have recently read news articles regarding the inquest into the sad death of Kay Richardson. Ms Richardson was murdered by her estranged husband Alan Martin just days after he was […]

Bank Data Breach

27th August 2019

The BBC have spoken with a lady who had her safe house address disclosed to her violent ex-husband by her bank. Having been subjected to physical violence and abusive and controlling behaviour she had left her ex-partner. However, while at a safe house she received a bank letter. Her safe house address and her ex-husband’s […]

Legal Ombudsman Data Breach

2nd August 2019

The Legal Ombudsman is being sued by complainants whose contact details were leaked in an email, the Gazette reported yesterday. It is understood in June 300 people received an email from the ombudsman asking them to review how well their complaints had been managed by the ombudsman. However, by mistake the ombudsman published the names […]