Building Careers

ARDL seeks to assist its members in building their careers in regulatory and disciplinary law.

Junior ARDL

ARDL is keen to support, encourage and include less experienced members within our association.

Junior ARDL

ARDL is keen to support, encourage and include less experienced members within our association. ‘Junior ARDL’ has been developed to focus on the development of those members who are between 0-10 years PQE / call,  through a range of specific ‘Junior ARDL’ events and initiatives, drawing from the experience of members of our association.  This includes:

  • dedicated ‘Junior ARDL’ seminars,
  • round table discussions and networking events,
  • a mentoring scheme,
  • the Marion Simmons QC essay competition

Essay Competition

Our annual essay competition open to students, trainees, pupils and junior lawyers/legal executives.

The annual Marion Simmons QC essay prize is open to students, trainees, pupils and junior lawyers/legal executives. It involves submitting an essay or article of no more than 1,500 words on a regulatory law or disciplinary law topic. The first prize is £2,000, the second £1,000 and the third £500. The competition was set up in memory of the late Marion Simmons QC, who was on ARDL’s committee for two years and was committed in her support of young lawyers. Further details and eligibility criteria can be found here.

Mentoring

A new scheme which aims to assist the development of less experienced members of our association.

ARDL has recently introduced a new mentoring scheme which aims to assist the development of less experienced members of our association and to enable them to develop successful careers within regulatory and disciplinary law.  Mentees will benefit from receiving mentoring, guidance and support from an allocated mentor.  Mentors will be able to use the opportunity to develop their own careers through working and communicating with a mentee to enhance their leadership skills. 

Further details and eligibility criteria can be found here.

And a guide on expectations and guidance for Mentors and Mentees can be found here.

Please email joanne.harrison@carson-mcdowell.com if you are interested in becoming a mentee or mentor.

Bursaries

The Tim Dutton bursaries are named after a former ARDL Chair and one of the leading practitioners in the area.

The Tim Dutton QC CBE bursaries are named after a former Chair of ARDL and one of the leading practitioners in the area.  Applicants can apply for financial support from ARDL for a wide range of activities that help them build their career.  This can range from fees for attending paid for ARDL events, assistance in taking an internship or support for other education and training.

Further details can be found here.