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Insight and acceptance of culpability

Acceptance of culpability is not a condition precedent for insight. Karwal v General Medical Council [2011] EWHC 826 (Admin).
In that case a doctor had been convicted by the FTTP of knowingly making to a professional colleague false representations about an investment scheme so as fraudulently to reassure him that a large sum of money he had been promised would be paid. She continued to deny dishonesty, but Mrs Justice Rafferty held that acceptance of culpability is not a condition precedent for insight, in the sense of determining whether the doctor has appreciated the gravity of the offence.


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