Events

Junior ARDL Seminar: Key Topics in Regulatory & Disciplinary Proceedings

 

Date: Monday 11 June 2018

Venue: Weightmans LLP, Hardman Square, No 1 Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3EB

Format: Round-table expert led discussions

Chair: Joanne Harrison, Junior ARDL

 

Overview

Junior ARDL is continuing its regular series of seminars to provide those who are less than 10 years qualified with opportunities to develop essential skills in regulatory proceedings.

This event will take the format of a series of ‘topic tables’, each one chaired by a senior practitioner, with the evening covering a range of topics including:

 

The GMC’s right of appeal under s40A Medical Act 1983 – experience to date’

‘Characteristics of First-Tier Tribunal Advocacy’

‘The different healthcare regulators – what does it take to be struck off?’

 

Our senior speakers who will chair the tables and lead the discussions are:

Jim Percival, GMC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-percival-35641824)

Tim Grey, 23 Essex Street https://www.23es.com/people/tim-grey/

David Pojur, St Johns Buildings http://stjohnsbuildings.com/people/david-pojur

Rachel Birks, Ward Hadaway https://www.wardhadaway.com/lawyers/rachel-birks/

Robin Kitching, Deans Court Chambers https://deanscourt.co.uk/our-barristers/robin-kitching

 

Event details

Registration: 6.00 pm (Tea/coffee)

Seminar: 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Refreshments: 7.30 pm (Canapes, wine, beer & soft drinks)

 

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

ARDL Seminar: Dishonesty & Integrity post-Ivey and Evans and Wingate

Date: 14 June 2018

Venue: Blake Morgan LLP, 6 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3DJ

Speakers: Richard Coleman QC, of Fountain Court Chambers, and Paul Ozin QC, of 23 Essex Street

Overview

ARDL’s Seminar series continues with an update and reflections on the legal landscape following in the wake of the two recent landmark decisions in this area: the Supreme Court’s decision in Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) on the test for dishonesty and the Court of Appeal Civil Division’s decision in Wingate & Evans v SRA; SRA v Malins on the test for integrity in SRA proceedings. We are delighted to have two of the leading practitioners in the field of professional discipline discussing this topic at our event.

Speakers – Our speakers have both spoken for us on a number of occasions, on the law relating to dishonesty/ integrity directions as the law has rapidly developed in recent years.

Richard Coleman QC, Fountain Court, is a leading practitioner in the fields of commercial dispute resolution, banking, financial services and professional discipline. He represented the SRA in Wingate & Evans v SRA; SRA v Malins. https://www.fountaincourt.co.uk/people/richard-coleman/

Paul Ozin QC, 23 Essex Street, is a leading practitioner in financial and business crime, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and related public law and civil actions. He has written and presented widely on this topic, most recently at his seminar for the ARDL Manchester Supper Club. https://www.23es.com/people/paul-ozin-qc/

 

Timings:

6.00 pm: Registration/tea/coffee

6.30 pm – 7.30 pm: Seminar

7.30 pm: Drinks and canapés

 

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Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers

Junior ARDL Seminar: Key Topics in Regulatory & Disciplinary Proceedings

Junior ARDL Seminar

Key Topics in Regulatory & Disciplinary Proceedings

Date: Thursday 31 May 2018 at 6pm

Venue: 23 Essex Chambers, London

Chair: Catriona Watt, past Chair of ARDL, 2015-2018

Overview

Following on from the success of our recent series of seminars, Junior ARDL is holding another event to provide those who are less than 10 years qualified with opportunities to develop essential skills in regulatory proceedings.

We are delighted to be have four speakers attending this event, with the evening covering a range of topics, including:

– An overview of Dr Bawa-Garba

– Recent cases on insight

Wingate and Evans v Solicitors Regulation Authority

“A new sliding scale? The increase in allegations of dishonesty”

Our speakers will be:

Vikram Sachdeva QC- http://www.39essex.com/barrister/vikram-sachdeva/

Paul Ozin QChttp://www.23es.com/people/paul-ozin-qc/

Iain Millerhttps://www.kingsleynapley.co.uk/our-people/iain-miller

Catriona Watthttps://andersonstrathern.co.uk/our-people/catriona-watt/

Event details:

Date: Thursday 31 May 2018; 

Time: 6pm Registration/tea/coffee

Seminar:  6.30pm – 7.30pm;

Refreshments: 7.30pm

Venue: 23 Essex Chambers, London, WC2R 3AA: http://www.23es.com/contact-us/london

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

ARDL’s MANCHESTER SUPPER SEMINAR

Topic: Dishonesty post-Ivey

Date/venue: 17 May 2018 at Scene Dining, Spinningfields

ARDL’s Manchester Supper Seminar series continues with an update and reflections on the decision of the Supreme Court in Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) on the test for dishonesty.  We are delighted to have two of the leading practitioners in the field of professional discipline discussing this topic at our event.

Chair – the seminar is chaired by Kenneth Hamer, author of the Professional Conduct Casebook: https://www.hendersonchambers.co.uk/barristers/kenneth-hamer/.

Speaker – our speaker, Paul Ozin QC has written and presented widely on this topic. https://www.23es.com/people/paul-ozin-qc/

Timings:

5.30pm – Registration and welcome drink

6.00-6.45pm – Seminar

6.45-8.30pm – Supper with Indian street food and drinks

Seminar: Public confidence and the public interest: who and what is the ‘public’ in 2018

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers Seminar

Public confidence and the public interest: who and what is the ‘public’ in 2018

Date: Monday 23 April 2018 at 5.30pm

Venue: DAC Beachcroft LLP, Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1BN

Speaker: Mary O’Rourke QC

This seminar is expected to be fully booked, so please register your interest as soon as possible. Overview ARDL continues its 2018 Seminar Programme with this seminar which is being repeated in London due to the level of interest when previously held in Manchester in February. The question of the public interest and what it represents is one which is at the forefront of regulatory decision-making. ARDL is delighted to provide a forum for consideration and discussion of this important issue. The speaker is Mary O’Rourke QC, a long-standing and leading practitioner in professional discipline with a significant medical defence practice. Mary also appears in related judicial review and employment matters. Mary will offer her perspective on the public interest and who or what it is that is ‘the public’. Join us for what will be an interesting and lively seminar.

There will be time for questions and discussion.

Speaker: Mary O’Rourke QC: www.deanscourt.co.uk; http://www.oldsquare.co.uk

Event details: Monday 23 April 2018

5.30pm: Registration & tea/coffee; 6.00pm Seminar; 7.00pm Drinks and canapes

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

ARDL Annual Dinner: 29 June 2018

We’re delighted to announce the ARDL Annual Dinner 2018 will take place at The Guildhall,  London, on Friday 29th June and our guest speaker is Helena Kennedy QC, Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws.  Please see the links for further information and booking terms and conditions.    T&C  ARDL Annual Dinner Notice 2018

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.

ARDL Manchester Seminar: Public confidence and the public interest: who and what is the ‘public’ in 2018

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers Seminar

“Public confidence and the public interest: who and what is the ‘public’ in 2018”

Date: Thursday 15th February 2018 at 6.30pm

Venue: Great John Street Hotel, Great John Street, Manchester

Speaker: Mary O’Rourke QC

Chair: Michael Hayton QC

Demand is expected to be high, so please register your interest as soon as possible.

Overview

ARDL opens its 2018 Seminar Programme with the first in a new series of quarterly Manchester Seminars focusing on a key issue in professional regulation. The question of the public interest and what it represents is one which is at the forefront of regulatory decision-making. ARDL is delighted to provide a forum for consideration and discussion of this important issue. The speaker on this occasion is Mary O’Rourke QC, a long-standing and leading practitioner in professional discipline with a significant medical defence practice. Mary also appears in related judicial review and employment matters. Mary will offer her perspective on the public interest and who or what it is that is ‘the public’. Join us for what will be an interesting and lively seminar.

There will be time for questions and discussion.

Speaker: Mary O’Rourke QC: http://deanscourt.co.uk/our-barristers/mary-orourke-qc

Chair: Michael Hayton QC: http://deanscourt.co.uk/our-barristers/michael-hayton-qc

Event details: Thursday 15th February 2018

6.30pm: Registration & tea/coffee

6.45pm Seminar

7.30pm Drinks and canapes

Venue: Great John Street Hotel, Great John Street, Manchester, M3 4FD

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

Test for Dishonesty in Regulatory Proceedings Seminar: 20 November 2017

Dishonesty in regulatory proceedings – where are we now following the decision in

Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd [2017] UKSC 67?

Chair: The Hon Mr Justice Mostyn

Speaker: Richard Spearman QC http://www.39essex.com/barrister/richard-spearman-qc/

Date: 20 November 2017

Venue: De Vere Holborn Bars, 138-142 Holborn, EC1N 2NQ

**Demand is expected to be high, so please register your interest as soon as possible**

Overview

The recent decision of the Supreme Court in Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) on the test for dishonesty has created a flurry of discussion and will lead to a change of approach in professional disciplinary cases. The Supreme Court determined that the two strand test commonly applied in regulatory proceedings from the case of R v Ghosh [1982] EWCA Crim 2 is now one single standard. This decision is likely to have a significant impact on regulatory cases, eliminating the requirement that the defendant/respondent must have realised, by the standards of ordinary, honest people, that the behaviour in question was wrong.

ARDL is delighted to provide a forum for consideration and discussion of this important case and its impact on regulatory cases more broadly. Speaking will be Richard Spearman QC appeared for appellant in the Ivey case. Chairing is The Hon Mr Justice Mostyn, who has heard several regulatory appeals involving discussion of the test for dishonesty in regulatory proceedings, and, in particular, considered the ‘Ghosh’ and ‘Twinsectra’ approaches in the case of Kirschner v General Dental Council [2015] EWHC 1377.

There will be time for questions and discussion.

Date: 20 November 2017

5.30 pm: Registration and tea/ coffee

6.00 pm: Seminar

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

Junior ARDL Seminar: Key Topics in Regulatory & Disciplinary Proceedings

Junior ARDL Seminar
Key Topics in Regulatory & Disciplinary Proceedings

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2017 at 6pm
Venue: 23 Essex Chambers, London
Format – round-table expert led discussions
Chair: Joanne Harrison, Junior ARDL

Overview
Junior ARDL is continuing its regular series of seminars to provide those who are less than 10 years qualified with opportunities to develop essential skills in regulatory proceedings.
This event will take the format of a series of ‘topic tables’, each one chaired by a senior practitioner, with the evening covering a range of topics from advocacy to dishonesty, integrity to abuse of process and appeals to social media and everything in-between.
Our senior speakers who will chair the tables and lead the discussions are:
Vikram Sachdeva QC http://www.39essex.com/barrister/vikram-sachdeva/
Paul Ozin QC http://www.23es.com/people/paul-ozin-qc/
Iain Miller https://www.kingsleynapley.co.uk/our-people/iain-miller
Tim Grey http://www.23es.com/people/tim-grey/
Christopher Gillespiehttp://www.2harecourt.com/barristers/christopher-gillespie/
Vivienne Tanchel http://www.2harecourt.com/barristers/vivienne-tanchel/
Event details:
Date: Wednesday 22 November 2017;
Time: 6pm Registration/tea/coffee
Seminar: 6.30pm – 7.30pm; Refreshments: 7.30pm
Venue: 23 Essex Chambers, London, WC2R 3AA: http://www.23es.com/contact-us/london
ARDL seminars qualify for CPD. Please remember to sign the relevant CPD sheets at the seminars.

ARDL Seminar: The Senior Managers and Certification Regimes: lessons learned and the proposed extension to all financial services firm

Date: Thursday 2 November 2017 at 5.30pm

Venue: Blake Morgan offices, London  

Speakers: Richard Leiper QC and Thomas Ogg

(Editors of ‘Conduct and Pay in the Financial Services Industry’)

Chair: Richard Coleman QC

Followed by: Discussion, questions and refreshments

 Overview

The ARDL seminar programme continues with this seminar considering the extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regimes (SMCR) to all firms regulated by the FCA and PRA, in the light of the issues that arose in its implementation within banks and insurers.

The speakers will focus on the new regime to be applied by the FCA to around 47,000 firms in 2018/19, firms, which include asset managers and the large consumer credit sector, and outline the challenges those firms face in implementing the new regime.  The ‘lessons learned’ from the SMCR’s implementation within banks that will be considered, including issues relating the allocation of responsibility amongst senior managers, tricky issues with regulatory references and employee exits, the practical implementation of the certification regime and the way in which the new conduct rules structure the way in which a firm must now think about misconduct.

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

Chair: Richard Coleman QC [http://www.fountaincourt.co.uk/people/richard-coleman/]

Speakers

Richard Leiper QC specialises in employment, commercial and financial services regulation https://www.11kbw.com/barristers/richard-leiper/

Tom Ogg is a barrister focusing on professional regulation and employment matters in the financial services industry https://www.11kbw.com/barristers/thomas-ogg/ .

Tom and Richard are the Editors of ‘Conduct and Pay in the Financial Services Industry’ (2017, Lloyds Commercial Law Library), which focuses on the SMCR.

Event details:

Date: Thursday 2 November 2017

5.30pm: Registration & tea/coffee

6 -7.30pm: Seminar

7.30pm: Refreshments

Venue: Blake Morgan, 6 New Street Square, London EC4A 3DJ

CPD:1.5

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

 

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

IFoA/ Edinburgh Law School Event

“Blowing the whistle on professional regulation: discipline, policy and the challenge of relevance in 2017”

The IFoA is pleased to announce the launch of  our  “Professionalism Lecture Series 2017”  which comprises a series of events over the course of the year.

Our programme is  designed to promote debate around the importance of professionalism, and the role of professionals, including actuaries and others, across the financial services industry.   The programme comprises a number of events around the world with the first taking place in Gibraltar on 31st January followed by events in Singapore and Malaysia in February.

Our first UK based event will take place at Staple Inn Hall, London  on 2 March, 2017.  It will be delivered by Ben Kemp (IFoA General Counsel) in association with Edinburgh Law Seminars and it is tailored to be of relevance and importance to all professionals.  Full details are available from the link below.

Read more: http://www.edinburghlawseminars.co.uk/professional-regulation.html.

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
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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)