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Agreed Outcomes and Conciliation in Regulatory and Disciplinary Proceedings Seminar: 19 March 2018

ARDL Seminar: Agreed Outcomes and Conciliation in Regulatory and Disciplinary Proceedings

Date: Monday 19th March 2018

Venue: CMS Cannon Place, 78 Cannon Street, EC4N 6AF

Time: 17:30pm

Speakers: Iain Miller (Chair)

Rosemary Rollason

Alexander Dunlop

Overview

A developing feature of the regulatory landscape is the use of agreed outcomes and conciliation as an alternative to disciplinary hearings.   This seminar aims to explore the different models that have emerged and assess their effectiveness.  Do they work in all cases? What are the pitfalls and what lessons have so far been learned?

The seminar brings together three people who have extensive experience in this area who can share insights from across regulation in health, accountancy and law.

Rosemary Rollason has specialised in regulatory and disciplinary law throughout her career. Rosemary acts for a wide range of organisations with regulatory responsibilities, including healthcare, legal, financial and built environment professions. She acts as a legal advisor/assessor to regulatory tribunals, designs and presents legal and regulatory training, and advises regulatory bodies on strategy and governance issues.  Rosemary was a founder member of ARDL in 2002. She now practises from her own firm, RJ Rollason Law.

Alexander Dunlop is a Senior Investigation Officer at ACCA attached to the Conciliation department. Around 20% of all complaints received by ACCA are dealt with via conciliation. The department combines ADR, regulatory law and the public interest to create an alternative to traditional disciplinary processes.  Alexander is a lawyer and mediator specialising in ADR and international dispute resolution.

Iain Miller is Vice-Chair of ARDL and a partner in Kingsley Napley LLP.  Iain has practised in regulation for over 20 years with a particular emphasis on legal regulation and public law.  He has acted for most of the legal services regulators and acts for law firms and solicitors advising them on their regulatory obligations.

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