Events

ARDL Seminar: Integrity Allegations in Disciplinary Proceedings

ARDL Seminar: “Integrity Allegations in Disciplinary Proceedings”

Date: Thursday 20th July 2017 at 5.30pm

Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London

Chair: Timothy Dutton, CBE, QC

Speakers: Richard Coleman QC, Fountain Court Chambers, Paul Ozin QC, 23 Essex Street Chambers; Gregory Treverton-Jones QC, 39 Essex Street Chambers;

Followed by: Discussion and Questions and Refreshments

 

Overview

ARDL is continuing with its series of seminars looking at the subject of dishonesty in disciplinary proceedings by focusing in this seminar on the turbulent and rapidly developing case law on the linked topic of ‘integrity allegations in disciplinary proceedings’. The speakers will each talk from their own perspective on how integrity is being dealt with in disciplinary proceedings and the way in which it may be associated with allegations of dishonesty.

Chair

Timothy Dutton CBE, QC: Tim is one of the Bar’s best known Silks in the field of professional discipline and is ranked in both Chambers UK & Legal 500 as a leading Silk and a Star Individual in Professional Discipline.  He has undertaken a large number of high profile cases and is described as a doyen of the bar when it comes to professional conduct.”  Tim is a former Chair of ARDL and former Chair of the Bar Council. He was Head of Chambers at Fountain Court from 2008-2013.

Speakers

Richard Coleman QC, Fountain Court Chambers: Richard Coleman QC is a leading practitioner in the fields of commercial dispute resolution, banking, financial services and professional discipline. His practice has ranged across some of the most important commercial, banking and regulatory disputes of the day, including the Bank Charges litigation, the PPI judicial review, the FCA’s investigation into LIBOR manipulation and the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products.

Paul Ozin QC, 23 Essex Street Chambers: Paul Ozin QC specialises principally in the fields of financial and business crime, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and related public law and civil actions. He is an established writer and speaker in those fields. He is consistently top ranked in the leading legal directories. Paul leads the 23 Essex Street Regulatory and Disciplinary Team and is Chair of the ARDL Seminar Sub-committee. He has written in the ARDL Bulletin on the subject of dishonesty directions and spoke last year in the related ARDL seminar, chaired by Mostyn J, on that subject.

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC, 39 Essex Street Chambers: Greg Treverton-Jones QC specialises in regulatory and disciplinary issues concerning legal professionals. He has appeared in many of the leading cases on the topic, both for the regulators and Respondents. He is co-author of Disciplinary and Regulatory Proceedings (8th edition, 2015), co-author of successive editions of The Solicitor’s Handbook (2008-2017) and is an editor of Cordery on Legal Services.

The seminar will be followed by a panel discussion and there will be plenty opportunity for questions from the audience. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion.

Event details:

Date: Thursday 20th July 2017

Time:    Registration & tea/coffee – 5.30pm

Seminar: 6pm – 7.30pm;

Refreshments: 7.30pm

Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Exchange House Primrose Street London EC2A 2EG

ARDL seminars qualify for CPD. Please remember to sign the relevant CPD sheets at the seminars.

Please email ardl@kingsleynapley.co.uk to reserve your space.

ARDL Seminar: 20 March 2017: Legal Services Regulation – The Impact of Brexit and the Changing Landscape

Legal Services Regulation – The Impact of Brexit and the Changing Landscape

Date: 20th March 2017 at 5.30pm

Venue: London – Fieldfisher LLP, 2 Swan Lane, EC4R 3TT

Speakers: Hugh Mercer QC and Richard Coleman QC

Chair: Iain Miller

The ARDL 2017 seminar series starts with examining the impact of Brexit on the legal services market and the other developments in this area. This highly topical subject is one which is at the top of the agenda for lawyers and regulators and is one in a series of Brexit and professional regulation seminars which ARDL will be running during 2017.

Hugh MercerQC is Chairman of the CCBE EU Lawyers Committee (www.ccbe.eu), a committee which handles cross border regulatory issues affecting all EU Bars. He is also Chair of the Bar Council’s Brexit Committee. https://essexcourt.com/barrister/hugh-mercer-qc/ He will review the impact of Brexit on the regulation of legal services including the various European Directives which apply to the free movement of lawyers across the EU.

Richard Coleman QC has a broad commercial and regulatory practice, and has acted in some of the leading cases involving the discipline of solicitors. http://www.fountaincourt.co.uk/people/richard-coleman/. He will review the likely developments in legal services regulation and ethics over the coming year.

Iain Miller is a Partner in Kingsley Napley specialising in legal services regulation. https://www.kingsleynapley.co.uk/our-people/iain-miller He Vice-Chair of ARDL, General Editor of Cordery on Legal Services and co-author of Butterworth’s Guide to the Legal Services Act 2007.

There will be time for questions and discussion. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the seminar. Demand is expected to be high for this event so please register your interest as soon as possible.

Date: 20th March 2017

Venue – http://www.fieldfisher.com/media/2393825/mapriverbankhousedirections.pdf

Time: 5.30pm – Registration & tea/coffee;

6pm – 7.30pm – Seminar;

7.30pm – Refreshments

CPD: 1.5

Junior ARDL’s ‘Beat the January Blues’ Drinks Event

Are you an ARDL member who is less than 10 years PQE?  Do you have the post-holiday ‘January Blues’?  Would you like to meet and socialise with colleagues and peers?

If so, you are invited to join Junior ARDL for an evening of networking with free drinks and canapes on arrival to help clear away those January blues!

Date: Wednesday 25 January 2017

Time: from 6.00pm

Venue: Vinoteca, Farringdon, 7 St John Street, London EC1M 4AA

We have up to 50 places available – based on our last Junior ARDL event, demand for our events is high so please secure your place!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Junior ARDL Seminar: ‘A Panel Member’s Perspective’

JUNIOR ARDL SEMINAR

Thursday 20th October 2016 at 23 Essex Street Chambers, London at 5.30pm

‘A Panel Member’s Perspective’

Speakers: Donald Brown, Richard Davies, Jacqueline Devonish and Robert Slack.

Chair: Catriona Watt, Chair of ARDL

Are you 0 -10 years PQE and appear before regulatory panels, tribunals and committees? If so, this seminar may interest you!  ARDL is delighted to announce its second Junior ARDL seminar taking place on in London on Thursday 20th October 2016.

The seminar will provide you with ‘A Panel Member’s Perspective’ as to the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of appearing in front of disciplinary tribunals. Attendees will hear from experienced panel members and Chairs from across a range of disciplinary panels, both healthcare and non-healthcare. Topics will include: documentation (e.g. bundles, skeleton submissions), witnesses (fact and expert), the tribunal panel itself, closing submissions and what the committee look for.

Demand is expected to be high for this event so please register your interest as soon as possible.

Speakers:

Donald Brown is an experienced panel member and Chair for several healthcare regulators. His considerable experience includes being Head of the Directorate for Professional Standards and Counter Corruption for  one of the largest Police Forces in the UK.

Richard Davies undertakes a range of portfolio appointments, including Chair of Conduct and Competence Committee at Nursing and Midwifery Council; Chair of the Health Committee and Professional Conduct Committee Panels at General Osteopathic Council; Associate at General Pharmaceutical Council; Member and Group Chair for Boards of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors; Richard was also an MPTS tribunal member and Chair from 2006-2016

Jacqueline Devonish was admitted as a Solicitor in 1991. She has been a member of the Solicitors Discipline Tribunal since 2006 and is also an Assistant Coroner in Inner North London, South London and Suffolk. Jacqueline is also the Principal of JPD Law in London undertaking criminal prosecution work for DVSA, Legal Reviewer for CIPFA and Admissions Appeals Clerk.

Robert Slack has been a member of the Solicitors Discipline Tribunal since 2009. He is currently on the Lay Member Qualifications Committee, Bar Standards Board. Robert was previously a Council Member, screener and member of Fitness to Practise Committee, General Medical Council 62 (1999-2008); Chair of Professional Behaviour Committee(2006-2008) and Investigating Officer for Medical and Dental Undergraduate Fitness to Practise, Bristol University (2008- 2013); Examiner, Royal College of Surgeons; Consultant ENT Surgeon.

The seminar will be followed by a panel discussion and there will be plenty opportunity for questions from the audience. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion.

The seminar will be chaired by Catriona Watt, Chair of ARDL.

There will be time for questions and discussion. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the seminar.

Date: Thursday 20th October 2016

Time:   5.30pm – Registration & tea/coffee;

6pm – 7pm – Seminar

7.15pm – Refreshments & Networking

Venue: 23 Essex Street Chambers, London, WC2R 3AA

CPD: 1.5

ARDL seminars qualify for CPD. Please remember to sign the relevant CPD sheets at the seminars.

Edinburgh Law Seminar: Blowing the whistle on professional regulation: discipline, policy and the challenge of relevance in 2016

Seminar date: Thursday 27 October at 18:00 – 20:00 – Edinburgh

For further details and to book please visit: http://www.edinburghlawseminars.co.uk/professional-regulation.html

 

 

Manchester Seminar: The Test for Dishonesty in Disciplinary Proceedings, 28 June 2016

Please follow the link for further seminar details: The Test for Dishonesty in Disciplinary Proceedings – 28 June 2016

Disciplinary Tribunals Conference 2016

Please follow the attached link for further information on the Disciplinary Tribunals Conference 2016:

Disciplinary Tribunals Conference 2016

ARDL Seminar Programme 2016

Please follow the link below to see ARDL’s Seminar Programme for 2016:

Seminar Programme 2016

ARDL Seminar – Public Inquiries and Inquests

Public Inquiries and Inquests

Thursday 16 June 2016

 

Speakers: Christina Lambert QC, Jenni Richards QC and Rachel Langdale QC

The Chair for the seminar is Vikram Sachdeva QC

Public Inquiries and Inquests are at the forefront of the legal and news agenda following the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry and, more recently, the Hillsborough Inquests and the re-opening of the Inquest in the Birmingham pub bombings.

Against this backdrop, ARDL is delighted to welcome Christina Lambert QC, Jenni Richards QC and Rachel Langdale QC, all leading silks in this area of law to deliver the next in its regular seminar series.

Christina Lambert QC will focus on the Hillsborough Inquests. Christina was appointed by Lord Justice Goldring as lead counsel to the Hillsborough Inquests (2013 – 2016), leading a team of 7 counsel.  Before the inquests, she was lead counsel to both the Jimmy Savile Review and the Stuart Hall investigation.  Her wide-ranging practice encompasses inquiries, inquests, clinical negligence and regulatory and disciplinary work. http://www.1cor.com/barrister/Christina-Lambert-QC

Jenni Richards QC will focus on the obligations of investigation and inquiry imposed on public bodies by the Human Rights Act (in particular by virtue of Articles 2 and 3 of the ECHR) and will examine the developing case-law in this area. Jenni has an extensive public law and regulatory practice acting for individuals, public bodies and public interest groups in all areas affected by public law, human rights and regulation. She appears regularly in the High Court, Court of Protection, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, and before a range of tribunals. She was instructed by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service in the new inquests into the Hillsborough disaster. http://www.39essex.com/barrister/jenni-richards-qc/

Rachel Langdale QC will talk about her experience in the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry (2010-2012).  Rachel has significant experience in public inquiries, the most recent being the ‘Mid-Staffordshire’ inquiry where she was instructed by the Trust.  The work at the Inquiry was extensive and involved analysis of the whole of the evidence, the calling of witnesses and the opening and closing submissions.  Rachel has acted in a number of childcare and healthcare inquiries, mainly surrounding the plight of children in care. http://www.7br.co.uk/barrister/rachel-langdale-qc/#specialism-public-law

Eleanor Grey QC will chair the seminar.  Eleanor Grey took silk in 2011. She has a thorough understanding of public authorities, especially the health and social care sector, and of disciplinary and regulatory proceedings. Clients include the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Department of Health, the Professional Standards Authority and the General Medical Council, as well as numerous other public bodies. As a long-standing member of the Attorney General’s ‘A’ Panel prior to taking silk, she possesses great experience in the field of administrative and public law, including in areas such as mental health. She has also acted in cases involving vulnerable adults in the Court of Protection.

Eleanor has acted as senior Counsel in a number of major public inquiries, most recently acting for the former Healthcare Commission in the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry. She is currently chairing an independent review of paediatric cardiac services in Bristol. She has represented clients in high-profile and sensitive hearings such as the 8-day public hearing of Ian Brady’s application to the Mental Health Tribunal for discharge from hospital. She has developed extensive expertise in the law relating to freedom of information and data protection. http://www.39essex.com/barrister/eleanor-grey-qc/

The presentations will be followed by questions and discussion. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion.

Time: Registration & tea/coffee – 5.30pm
Seminar: 6pm – 7.30pm
Refreshments- 7.30pm
Venue: Chambers of 39 Essex Chambers, 81 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1DD

 

ARDL seminars qualify for CPD. Please remember to sign the relevant CPD sheets at the seminars.

Seminar: 19 April 2016: “Recent and Prospective Changes in the Regulation of Health Professionals”

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers Seminar

19th April 2016 in London

Speaker: Joanna Glynn QC

“Recent and Prospective Changes in the Regulation of Health Professionals”

Followed by discussion and questions

Chaired by Kieran Coonan QC

ARDL is delighted to welcome Joanna Glynn QC, one of the pre-eminent QCs in the field
of healthcare regulation, to deliver the next in its regular seminar series. Joanna’s talk
will centre on the piecemeal evolution of the regulation of health professionals which
continues unabated. Joanna will provide an overview of recent developments, including
the GMC’s power to appeal relevant decisions and other changes affecting hearings
before the MPTS, the reform of the GDC’s investigation procedures and proposed
changes to the regulation of midwives. It will also consider the future more generally in
the light of the PSA’s paper “Rethinking Regulation” of August 2015 and the Ministerial
Statement of 17 December 2015.

The seminar will be followed by a panel discussion and there will be plenty opportunity for
questions from the audience. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion.

Joanna has practised in the field for many years. She teaches a course on the regulation
of health professionals at Queen Mary, University of London. She has written, with David
Gomez, two text books on the subject, published in 2005 and 2012, the latter entitled –
“The Regulation of Healthcare Professionals: Law, Principle and Process” (Sweet and
Maxwell). Profile: http://www.1cor.com/barrister/Joanna-Glynn-QC

The Chair for the seminar is Kieran Coonan QC: http://www.1cor.com/barrister/KieranCoonan-QC

Seminar date: 19th April 2016

Time: Registration & tea/coffee – 5.30pm
Seminar – 6pm – 7.30pm; Refreshments- 7.30pm
Venue: Nabarro LLP, 125 London Wall, London EC2Y 5AL
CPD: 1

Map: http://www.nabarro.com/media/340400/london-wall-office-directions-2014.pdf
ARDL seminars qualify for CPD. Please remember to sign the relevant CPD sheets at
the seminars.

ARDL Seminar: The test for dishonesty in disciplinary proceedings, 10 March 2016

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers Seminar

“The test for dishonesty in disciplinary proceedings”

10th March 2016 in London

Speaker: Paul Ozin QC

Chair: The Hon Mr Justice Mostyn

In the second seminar in the 2016 ARDL seminar series, Paul Ozin QC will assess and discuss the key issues in the test to be applied in disciplinary proceedings when assessing dishonesty. Paul will review this fast-moving area of the law and examine a number of the questions thrown up by recent case law, including:

  1. whether the Ghosh test requires modification in important respects in its application to disciplinary cases (Uddin; PSA v HCPC, David);
  2. whether a Ghosh/ Twinsectra test should be routinely applied in disciplinary cases (Uddin);
  3. whether the Twinsectra test is different to the Ghosh test; and, if so, whether it should apply at all to disciplinary cases (PSA v HPCA, David; Kirschner v GDC);
  4. what is the appropriate comparator for determining dishonesty in disciplinary cases (Hussain v GMC). 

Paul Ozin QC is one of the leading professional discipline silks with a practice which covers a range of areas from financial regulation and police misconduct to healthcare. He has taken a particular interest in the test for dishonesty in disciplinary proceedings. http://www.23es.com/people/paul-ozin/

The seminar will be chaired by the Hon Mr Justice Mostyn, who recently reviewed the authorities in this area in reaching his decision in Kirschner v General Dental Council [2015] EWHC 1377 (Admin).

There will be time for questions and discussion. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the seminar. Demand is expected to be high for this event so please register your interest as soon as possible.

Date: 10th March 2016

Time:   5.30pm – Registration & tea/coffee;

6pm – 7.30pm – Seminar; 7.30pm – Refreshments

Venue: Pennington Manches offices 125 Wood Street,   London, EC2V 7AW

(Map: http://www.penningtons.co.uk/media/765845/london-wood-street.pdf)