Inaugural One Day Conference

Friday 22 January 2021
Registration from 08.45
Conference 09.15 – 17.05; Drinks reception 17.05 – 18.00

ARDL is pleased to announce details of its Inaugural Professional Discipline and Regulation Conference, which will take place on Friday 22 January 2021 at the Museum of London. There is a back-up date of Friday 26 March 2021 in the event that ARDL cannot hold the conference in January.

The conference will be of interest to members of ARDL practising in all aspects of professional discipline and regulation and will involve updates on key developments and interesting insights from the ‘coalface’.

Why Regulation Still Matters in 2021’

We are delighted to confirm that The Rt. Hon. Lord Dyson, former Master of the Rolls and Justice of the Supreme Court in the United Kingdom, has agreed to present the opening session of the conference.

‘Corporate Governance for Public Bodies and Regulators – Has Regulation Failed?’

ARDL welcomes David Gomez, author of the leading healthcare regulatory law textbook “The Regulation of Healthcare Professionals: Law, Principle and Process (2nd Ed. Sweet & Maxwell)” and a well-known lawyer in the field of regulation and professional discipline, latterly as the senior lawyer at the Professional Standards Authority, to present this key address.

Conference Speakers include:

Jonathan Dillon, Executive Director of Fitness to Practise, Social Work England

‘Why a Regulator Established in 2019 Looks a Little Different’

Kenneth Hamer, Henderson Chambers ‘Regulatory Case Law Update’

James Stuart, Lamb Chambers ‘Regulation and the Twittersphere’

Shannett Thompson, Senior Associate, Kingsley Napley

‘Bite-sized Regulatory Principle Refreshers’ chaired by Rosemary Rollason, RJ Rollason Law, covering topics including: Judicial Review, Privacy and Ill-Health of a Registrant, Hearsay, Registrant Engagement and Abuse of Process with speakers:

Holly Bontoft, Senior Lawyer, Social Work England

Richard Coleman QC, Fountain Court Chambers

Katie Costello, Partner, BLM

Sarah Ellson, Partner, Fieldfisher LLP

Fenella Morris QC, 39 Essex Chambers

Vikram Sachdeva QC, 39 Essex Chambers

‘What Keeps Regulators Awake at Night?’ chaired by Paul Ozin QC, 23 Essex St Chambers, Deans Court Chambers and Chair of ARDL, with speakers:

Phil Evans QC, Head of Rugby Judiciary, Rugby Football Union

Juliet Oliver, General Counsel, Solicitors Regulation Authority

Jim Percival, Deputy General Counsel, General Medical Council

Theresa Thorp, Head of Regulatory Enforcement (Interim), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Refreshments and lunch will be provided and we hope delegates will also join us for a drinks reception at the close of the event.

Tickets, for what we hope will be the first of many annual conferences and what we hope you will agree will be a fascinating event, are priced at £150 and include both lunch and drinks at the reception. They can be obtained through the Eventbrite link, which will be emailed to ARDL Members in the next few weeks.

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