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.


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:

Chair: 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.

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