Pope v General Dental Council

Dentist – Professional misconduct. The defendant General Dental Council's Professional Conduct Committee (the PCC) found allegations of dishonesty made out against the claimant dentist and erased him from the register. The appellant appealed on the basis that the PCC had erred in its application of the burden of proof. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the appeal, held that the burden of proof had no weight in the context of a contested issue as a piece of evidence in itself. Accordingly, the appellant's criticism of the PCC's approach was conceptually flawed and had to fail.

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