ARDL

UPDATE ARDL Webinar: Legal Services

Speakers: Ben Hubble QC (4 New Square Chambers); Iain Miller (Partner, Kingsley Napley LLP); Richard Coleman QC (Fountain Court Chambers).

Chair: Timothy Dutton CBE, QC (Fountain Court Chambers)

Date: Tuesday 7 July 2020

Seminar Start Time: 18:00

This seminar, will take place remotely on an appropriate platform. Those signing up will be provided with a link in advance of the seminar. Please note that the seminar is open to members only and you are asked to confirm that you are a member before joining the event.

The ARDL membership page is https://www.ardl.org.uk/membership/

Overview:

Join us for this remote seminar where we’ll be considering a number of topical subjects in the field of legal services regulation and discipline including:

  • How might entity regulation work in practice?
  • The role of the COLP and self-reporting (including consideration of Non-Disclosure Agreements).
  • How to respond to an SRA investigation – and how to avoid them in the first place

Speakers:

Ben Hubble QC (4 New Square Chambers). Ben is aspecialist in professional liability, disciplinary, regulatory and commercial work. He is particularly experienced in regulatory and professional disciplinary issues in the legal and financial sectors. Ben advises a number of city law firms on regulatory and compliance issues, as well as acting in disciplinary claims before the SDT. Ben was nominated for the 2017 Chambers UK Bar Professional Discipline Silk of the year and is highly ranked in the legal directories. In April 2020, Ben was the Times Lawyer of the Week and the Lawyer’s inaugural Barrister of the Week.

Iain Miller (Partner, Kingsley Napley LLP). Iain is a former 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..

Richard Coleman QC (Fountain Court Chambers). Richard is a leading practitioner in the fields of commercial dispute resolution, banking, financial services and professional discipline.Recent disciplinary cases include acting for a respondent in the recent Baker McKenzie case, acting for the SRA in Wingate & Evans v SRA and acting for Clifford Chance in the SDT proceedings arising from the Excalibur litigation.

Chair:

Timothy Dutton CBE, QC (Fountain Court Chambers). 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. 2

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