Edinburgh Seminar, 28 February 2019


“Scotland’s contribution to the regulatory jurisprudence: From Dr Mallon to Dr Mehta and more……”

Date: Thursday 28th February 2018 at 5.00pm at Anderson Strathern offices, Edinburgh

Speaker: Roddy Dunlop QC, Axiom Advocates

Panelists: Jim Percival, Deputy General Counsel, General Medical Council and Catriona Watt, immediate past Chair ARDL


ARDL’s Scotland Seminar Programme 2019 gets underway with our Inaugural Seminar delivered by a speaker who has been at the forefront of the regulatory jurisprudence developed in Scotland during the 21st century across almost every profession. Scotland’s seen the case of Tehrani v UKCC for Nursing & Midwifery 2001 S.C. 581, the first challenge to a regulator under the Human Rights Act lead the way. More recently there’s been GMC v Dr Mehta 2018 CSIH 69, the first challenge in Scotland by the GMC of a decision of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal. And there’s everything in between. Join us for a lively review of the law and a panel Q&A afterwards.

Speaker: Roddy Dunlop QC was named Scottish Silk of the Year in the Legal 500 in 2018 and is recognised in Band 1 for Professional Discipline by Chambers & Partners. He has appeared in many of the seminal regulatory cases of the 21st century, including Dr Mallon v GMC 2007, the first ever appeal to the Inner House of the Court of Session for the GMC. Roddy has acted for regulators and registrants in range of appeals, judicial review and interim interdict, including the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Law Society of Scotland, the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission, the General Dental Council and the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Panelists: Jim Percival is Deputy General Counsel at the GMC with responsibility for the provision of legal support to the Chair, Chief Executive and Senior Leadership team and the conduct of all litigation involving the GMC in the UK. He is a senior lawyer in and manager of GMC Legal, the in-house legal team. Previously a partner in private practice, Jim also sits as a judge in the First Tier Tribunal and member of the Valuation Tribunal for England. Catriona Watt is a partner at Anderson Strathern specialising in professional regulation across a multitude of professions from medical to teaching, from architects to accountancy. She is the immediate past Chair of ARDL and is now responsible for delivering the ARDL Scotland seminar programme.

Date: Thursday 28th February 2019; Time: Registration & tea/coffee – 5.00pm; Seminar: 5.30pm – 7.00pm; Venue: Anderson Strathern LLP, 1 Rutland Court, Edinburgh, EH3 8EL. ARDL seminars qualify for CPD. Please remember to sign the relevant CPD sheets at the seminars.

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