Events

ARDL Seminar: “The Role of the Legal Adviser and the Legally Qualified Chair – the same or different?”

Date: Thursday 13th June 2019 at 5.00pm at Anderson Strathern offices, Edinburgh

Speakers: Robert Frazer, Advocate and Maree Allison, Director of Regulation at the Scottish Social services Council

Chair: Christine O’Neill, Partner, Brodies

 

Overview

In the third in the ARDL Scotland Seminar Programme 2019 we will look at role of those giving legal advice to professional disciplinary panels and discuss the responsibilities of the legal adviser as compared to the newer role of the legally qualified chair. The Scottish Social Services Council has been one of the first regulators in Scotland to introduce the legally qualified chair, following on from regulators such as the GMC who have already moved from the separate legal adviser to the legally qualified chair. What are the similarities and the differences? What is it like to be a legal adviser, advising and sitting in on the panel’s decision making? And how difficult is the combined role of both chairing and advising the panel? What does the law tell us about the role of the legal adviser? We’ll hear from those on the front line with the opportunity for the audience to join in a panel discussion and Q&A after the presentations.

Chair

Christine O’Neill: Christine is a Partner, Solicitor Advocate and also the Chairman of Brodies.  As well as being ranked by the legal directories as a Star Individual in Administrative & Public Law and acting for a wide range of clients, including the BBC, the Gambling Commission and the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service, Christine is the first Solicitor Advocate to be appointed as First Standing Junior the Scottish Government.   Christine also has longstanding professional regulatory experience having sat as a legal adviser to the committees of the Scottish Social Services Counsel and acts for the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) in Scotland.  She has been involved in a number of key PSA appeals in Scotland, including PSA v NMC [2017] CSIH 29 and PSA v GDC [2016] CSIH 58.

Speakers

Robert Frazer, Advocate – Bobby called at the Bar following a career in private practice where he was a litigation partner at Drummond Miller. He is an experienced legal adviser, sitting with and advising panels across the regulatory sphere in Scotland and throughout the UK, including the Nursing & Midwifery Council, the General Teaching Council for Scotland, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Farriers Registration Council.   Robert’s interest in sport also sees him sit as a member of Cricket Scotland’s disciplinary panel.

Maree Allison – Maree is the Director of Regulation at the Scottish Social Services Council.  After an initial career in private practice, Maree joined the SSSC in 2010 as a solicitor and in recent years has overseen the transition of the regulatory function from a misconduct to a fitness to practise regime.  She has seen the SSSC’s register grow from initially registering social workers to now being responsible for registering and regulating over 200,000 social care workers in Scotland across care homes, children’s nurseries and many other local authority services.  The SSSC now has a significant in-house legal team. Most recently, Maree oversaw the move from legal advisers to legally qualified chairs at the SSSC.    

Date: Thursday 13th June 2019; Time: Registration & tea/coffee – 5.00pm; Seminar: 5.30pm – 6.30pm followed by refreshments; 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.

ARDL Seminar: “Which Standard of Proof in Regulatory Proceedings?”

Date: Wednesday 24th April 2019

Registration & Tea/ Coffee: 5.00 pm – 5.30 pm

Seminar: 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm

Refreshments: 6.30 pm onwards

 

Chair: Philip Yelland, Executive Director of Regulation, Law Society of Scotland

Speakers: Elaine Motion, Balfour +Manson, and Robert Carr, Anderson Strathern

 

Overview

The second in the ARDL Scotland Seminar Programme 2019 will look at the vexed question of whether or not there should be a single standard of proof in regulatory proceedings. Some professional regulatory bodies have moved from the criminal standard to the civil standard, while some have been using the civil standard since their inception and others remain on the criminal standard. What difference, if any, does the standard of proof make in disciplinary proceedings? What are the merits or otherwise of each standard in such proceedings? Are the consultations which have taken place in England & Wales and now underway in Scotland on the likely to lead to a change to the standard of proof for e.g. the Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal? These questions and more will be discussed by our speakers, Elaine Motion who will speak on the merits of the criminal standard and Robert Carr who will discuss the benefits of the civil standard, and in the Q&A chaired by Philip Yelland which will follow.

 

Chair: Philip Yelland, Executive Director of Regulation at the Law Society of Scotland

Philip was a solicitor in private practice before joining the Law Society in 1992 as a Complaints Investigator becoming Head of the Complaints Team. In 2008 he became Director of Regulation and is now Executive Director of Regulation, working with the Regulatory Committee which oversees the regulatory work of the Society. He also has direct responsibility for the Professional Conduct, Financial Compliance and Interventions team.

 

Speakers: Elaine Motion, Partner, Balfour & Manson

Elaine has more than 25 years of experience in regulation acting in numerous roles including presenting, defending, legal advising and as a judge in a wide range of professional arenas. Elaine has direct experience of the operation of the criminal standard in professional regulatory proceedings, including historically at the NMC and as a Fiscal for Scottish Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. She was involved in ground-breaking cases such as McMahon v Law Society of Scotland and Tehrani v UKCC. Elaine will advocate for the criminal standard.

 

Robert Carr, Partner, Anderson Strathern

Robert is also a seasoned practitioner in professional regulation having been at the forefront of developments in the area for more than 25 years. Robert acts for and advises regulators and representative bodies, including the Scottish Social Services Council and the Royal College of Nursing. As well as having appeared before numerous disciplinary panels, he has often identified key areas of challenge and has been involved in appeals and judicial reviews in some of the leading caselaw in the field, including Tehrani v UKCC 2001 SC 58 and Smith v SSSC 2015 SLT (Sh Ct) 103. Robert will advocate for the civil standard.

 

ARDL seminars qualify for CPD.  Please remember to sign the relevant CPD sheets at the seminars.

ARDL Seminar – “Carillion: the fallout – Has the collapse of Carillion precipitated the death of audit as we know it?”

Date: 9 April 2019

Registration: 5.30 pm

Seminar Start Time: 6.00 pm

Venue: Blake Morgan LLP, 6 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3DJ

A seminar and discussion on the regulation of the audit profession following the collapse of Carillion and the publication of the Kingman and the CMA Reports.

Seminar Chair:

Gareth Rees QC

Gareth Rees QC was called to the bar in 1981 and appointed Queens Counsel in 2003. His main practice at the bar was in crime and fraud but he was also instructed in disciplinary and regulatory matters and chairs RFU Disciplinary Tribunals. In 2012 he was appointed Executive Counsel at the Financial Reporting Council with responsibility for investigating and prosecuting auditors, accountants and actuaries for misconduct affecting the UK public interest. Since November 2017 he has been a partner at King & Spalding in its Special Matters team undertaking corporate investigations and advising on criminal, regulatory and disciplinary issues.

Speakers:

Ben Hubble QC

Ben has longstanding experience in disciplinary proceedings against accountants and actuaries dating back to when, as a junior, he prosecuted the Chief Executives of Equitable Life. Ben has been involved in many of the FRC investigations and disciplinary proceedings of the past decade and most recently acted for the finance director in the Equity Red Star case. Ben is a past Chair of the Professional Negligence Bar Association. He is a Senior Decision Maker for the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

Ben was nominated as the 2017 Chambers UK Bar Professional Discipline Silk of the yearand is highly ranked in the legal directories.

Philippa Hill

Philippa is a Partner in Grant Thornton’s Forensics team and is a Fellow of the ICAEW. She has specialised in accounting investigations and disputes since 2001, prior to which she was an auditor. She has particular experience advising on suspected accounting irregularities and misstatements, and the responsibilities and conduct of directors and auditors in this context, including regulatory and professional disciplinary inquiries. She investigated the role and conduct of auditors and corporate finance advisers to the ‘Phoenix Four��� directors of the MG Rover Group, and gave evidence for the Financial Reporting Council in its first contested tribunal hearing. She has advised on numerous other matters involving suspected accounting irregularities, corporate failures and financial misstatements, including Wickes plc, RBG Resources, the Presbyterian Mutual Society and Equity Red Star.

Philippa also acts as independent expert witness in High Court and arbitration cases, particularly in financial and accounting disputes such as fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of warranty claims, and as quantum expert in other breach of contract or breach of duty matters. She is a transactions disputes specialist and regularly advises parties to deals on negotiating and determining the final equity price in transactions, including expert determination of post-deal disputes.

Duncan Wiggetts

Duncan is Executive Director, Professional Standards at ICAEW.

Duncan qualified as a solicitor in 1992 after obtaining a LLB law degree from Nottingham University in 1989.  After spending an initial period of 10 years in legal private practice specialising in high value commercial disputes and independent investigation work, Duncan joined PwC in January 2001, initially as Director in the EMEA litigation team and subsequently becoming Senior Counsel to the Audit business of the PwC Eurofirms network in January 2005 and a partner in PwC Netherlands.

After leaving PwC in 2009 for another five years back in legal private practice, Duncan joined ICAEW in January 2014 as Director of the Professional Conduct department.  Duncan subsequently moved up to his current position in June 2016. Since 2005, Duncan has written six drama films highlighting dilemmas faced by accountants and directors including the ICAEW films “False Assurance” and “Without Question”.  Duncan’s films have been used in training, shown at events and screened in boardrooms all around the world.

A drinks and canapes reception will follow the seminar.   

 

ARDL Seminar – Telling patients the truth when something has gone wrong: the role of regulation in embedding candour among healthcre professionals

Date: 5 March 2019

This seminar will explore the barriers to professionals being candid, what means professional regulators have tried to embed candour among their registrants and thoughts on how a culture of candour can prevail in healthcare. The session will be based on the Professional Standards Authority’s recent research into candour and fitness to practise case studies.

 

Chair:

Paul Ozin QC, Chair of ARDL’s Seminar Committee and ARDL’s Vice-Chair

Paul Ozin QC specialises principally in the fields of financial and business crime, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and related public law and civil actions. He is an established writer and speaker in those fields. He is consistently ranked in the leading legal directories in both regulatory and financial crime categories. He leads the 23 Essex Street Regulatory and Disciplinary team.

 

Speakers:

Christine Braithwaite, Director of Standards and Policy, Professional Standards Authority

Christine Braithwaite is Director of Standards and Policy at the PSA. She leads the team responsible for providing advice on regulation, setting standards, developing research and encouraging learning and debate. She is also the PSA’s external relations lead.

Christine has previously worked as Head of Investigations and Enforcement at the Care Quality Commission and headed the Healthcare Commission’s healthcare infection inspection programme. She also worked for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. She holds a masters in law.

Christine is currently a member of a research and ethics committee for the Health Research Authority and sits as a lay panel member on the Bar Standards Board’s professional conduct committee.

 

Michael Warren, Policy Adviser, Professional Standards Authority

Michael Warren is a Policy Advisor at the Professional Standards Authority. At the Authority he has worked on a variety policy projects from fitness to practise allegation categorisation to the influence of regulation on professional identity. He also assisted Harry Cayton in his recent inquiry of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia for the Minster of Health of British Columbia. He was previously a Management Consultant at Accenture in the Health and Public Service and Project Co-ordinator at the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Health.

 

Timings:

Registration: 5.30 pm

Seminar: 6.00 pm

A drinks and canapes reception will follow the seminar.

 

We hope you can make it.
Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers

Edinburgh Seminar, 28 February 2019

Seminar

“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

Overview

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. http://www.axiomadvocates.com/advocates/profile/roddy-dunlop-qc

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.

Manchester Supper Seminar: Is Dishonesty More Serious Than Homicide?

Date:   5 February 2019

Venue:   Tattu Restaurant and Bar, Gartside Street, 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, M3 3EB

Speaker:   Robert Lazarus, of 39 Essex Chambers

 

Timings:

Registration:   5.30 pm

Seminar:   6.00 pm

Drinks & Small Plate Food:   7.00pm

 

Overview:

We are delighted to welcome Robert Lazarus, of 39 Essex Chambers, as our speaker for the first Manchester Supper Seminar of 2019.  Join us for a really interesting topic and what is sure to be a lively debate.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Robert practised medicine up to the level of an NHS Consultant.  He also worked for the Medical Protection Society.  Robert Lazarus practises in the areas of professional discipline, clinical negligence, serious medical treatment and personal injury.  He is also instructed in relation to inquests, professional negligence, product liability and insurance law.  In respect of his professional disciplinary practice, Robert is regularly instructed by a range of healthcare and other professionals.  He has appeared before the majority of statutory healthcare regulators. He also has experience of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, the Architects Registration Board, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority.

Robert sits in a number of jurisdictions, including as a Recorder (Crime and Civil) and as a Chair of the Police Appeals Tribunal.

Junior ARDL Round Table Event – Skills and Knowledge For Onward Progression

Date:   24 January 2019

Venue:   23 Essex Street Chambers, London, WC2R 3AA

Format:   Round-table expert led discussion

Chair:   Gary Burton, Junior ARDL

 

Timings:

Time: 5:30pm registration

Seminar: 6:15pm – 7:15pm

Refreshments: canapés, tea/coffee, wine, beer and soft drinks – 7:15pm

 

Overview:

Junior ARDL is continuing its regular series of seminars to provide those who are less than 10 years qualified with opportunities to develop essential skills in regulatory proceedings.

This event will take the format of a series of ‘topic tables’, each one chaired by a senior practitioner, with the evening covering a range of topics including:

Do’s and don’t’s from a panel member’s perspective

 Vulnerable witnesses and registrants

 Lawyer to Leader

 The role of the Legally Qualified Chair

 Witness Handling: calling and challenging expert evidence

 Navigating your Successful Journey to Judicial Appointment

 Our senior speakers who will chair the tables and lead the discussions are:

 

Robert Slack has been a member of the Solicitors Discipline Tribunal since 2009. He is currently on the Lay Member Qualifications Committee and Bar Standards Board. Robert was previously a Council Member, screener and member of Fitness to Practise Committee, General Medical Council (1999-2008); Chair of Professional Behaviour Committee (2006-2008) and Investigating Officer for Medical and Dental Undergraduate Fitness to Practise, Bristol University (2008-2013); Examiner, Royal College of Surgeons; Consultant ENT Surgeon.

 

Rachel Birks is a partner in the Regulatory Team at Ward Hadaway and has specialised in Regulatory Law and Professional Discipline for the last 16 years. She sits as a Legally Qualified Chair at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, is a member of the ARDL committee and is part of the Assurance Team at St John Ambulance.

 

Manjula Bray is a motivated business psychologist, facilitator, consultant and executive/career coach. Manjula communicates credibly and effectively to enhance people performance at an individual and organisational level. Manjula has worked in partnership in a range of sectors and organisations.

 

Nimi Bruce was called to the Bar in September 1999 and practised for 7 years at the Criminal Bar, undertaking prosecution and defence work in the Crown Court. After Nimi left the Criminal Bar she worked in house for the General Medical Council preparing and presenting cases before fitness to practise panels, with an emphasis on advocacy work. At Capsticks Nimi undertakes fitness to practise work for a variety of regulators, including the GPhC, GDC, GCC, GOsC and SRA. As well as overseeing all aspects of investigatory casework, Nimi also regularly appears before a variety of different committees and panels, prosecuting regulatory cases including sexual misconduct cases, complex frauds and serious cases of deficient professional performance.

 

Leanne Wild is a Leadership Coach who works with accomplished lawyers and business leaders to expand their impact and ability both personally and professionally. She is also a trainer for the International Coaching School iPEC (Institute for Professional Development in Coaching) and she is the co-founder of WELead events.

 

Kate Lumdson QC practises principally in crime but undertakes regulatory and quasi criminal work. She took silk in 2018. She has dealt with experts in a variety of disciplines both in chief and cross-examination.

 

ARDL Seminars qualify for CPD.  Please remember to sign the relevant CPD sheets at the seminars.

ARDL Seminar: “Has the relationship between Regulators and the Courts changed?” touching on GMC v Bawa Garba and SRA v Day

Date:   23 January 2019

Venue:   Blake Morgan LLP, 6 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3DJ

Timings:

Registration: 5.30 pm

Seminar: 6.00 pm

Speakers:

Vikram Sachdeva QC: who will address the issues arising from the Bawa Gaba case.

James Ramsden QC: who will address the issues arising from the Leigh Day case.

Chair:

The Rt. Hon. Lord Dyson (former Master of the Rolls and former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom)

ARDL Seminar: Legal Professional Privilege in Regulatory Investigations and Proceedings

Venue: Clyde & Co, The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AR

Registration: 5.30pm

Seminar: 6.00pm

Speakers: Bankim Thanki QC and Tamara Oppenheimer of Fountain Court Chambers

Chair: Richard Coleman QC of Fountain Court Chambers

 

The speakers will discuss:

  • Key conclusions and implications of Serious Fraud Office v ENRC (both speakers appeared for ENRC in the Court of Appeal)
  • How to try to conduct an internal investigation whilst preserving privilege

 

About the speakers:

Bankim Thanki QC and Tamara Oppenheimer are respectively editor and co-author of Thanki, The Law of Privilege published by Oxford University Press (now in its third edition) and between them have appeared in some of the leading cases on privilege (ENRC v SFO, Three Rivers, Prudential and Gotha City v Sotheby’s). They frequently advise on privilege issues arising in connection with regulatory and criminal investigations, as well as in civil and criminal proceedings. Recognised as one of the pre-eminent Silks practising at the English Commercial Bar, Bankim has acted in a number of major investigations and inquiries including for the Bank in England in Three Rivers, for the Phoenix Four in the disciplinary proceedings brought by the Financial Reporting Council following the collapse of MG Rover and for the Central Bank of Trinadad & Tobago in the public inquiry into the collapse of Colonial Life Insurance. Tamara is an eminent junior with a broad commercial and civil practice who is highly recommended in the directories for commercial dispute resolution, banking and finance, professional negligence and aviation. Both Bankim and Tamara advised Barclays Bank in connection with the SFO investigation into the 2008 Qatar capital raise.

Email ARDL@kingsleynapley.co.uk to book your space

ARDL MANCHESTER SUPPER SEMINAR SERIES – CHRISTMAS EVENT

ARDL MANCHESTER SUPPER SEMINAR SERIES – CHRISTMAS EVENT

Cost: £49pp (please send cheques payable to ‘ARDL’ to FAO: Lauren Leigh/Rachel Graham, Kingsley Napley, 14 St Johns Lane, London, EC1M 4AJ. Any tickets booked but not paid for by 18th October will be re-released for sale.

Date: Thursday 29 November 2018.

Time: Registration 5.15; Seminar 5.45pm; Meal 7pm.

Seminar topic: “Where should the regulatory line be drawn in relation to conduct in a professional’s private life?”

Speakers: Sara Jagger, Director of Professional Conduct at Bar Standards Board

Juliet Oliver, General Counsel at Solicitors Regulation Authority

Chair: Iain Miller, Partner at Kingsley Napley and Chair of ARDL

Venue: Seminar at Central Library, Manchester, followed by Meal at Fumo

Join us for an interactive talk on this fascinating topic which will consider how regulators should approach conduct in a professional’s private life, covering areas such as harassment, sexual misconduct and use of social media. We are delighted to welcome Sara Jagger and Juliet Oliver as our speakers on this occasion, both senior figures within legal services regulation and with a wealth of experience in the context of professional regulation.

Following the seminar we will head over the road to Fumo for Manchester ARDL’s Christmas meal. Ticket price includes a drink on arrival, three course meal and half a bottle of wine.

Numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Cost – £49 per person – please send a cheque payable to ‘ARDL’. We will confirm your space on receipt of the cheque.

ARDL Seminar 20/9/18: The convergence of regulatory and criminal investigations and the dilemmas for enforcement agencies

ARDL Seminar: Thursday 20 September 2018

The convergence of regulatory and criminal investigations and the dilemmas for enforcement agencies

Chair: Paul Ozin QC

Speakers: Claire Lipworth, Partner, Hogan Lovells and Gareth Rees QC, Partner, King & Spalding

The speakers will discuss:

· Discretion

· Sanctions and penalties

· Public interest and publicity

· Failure to prevent

· Tales from the FRC and FCA

Time: Registration: 5.30pm

Seminar: 6.00pm

Venue: Blake Morgan LLP, 6 New Street Square, EC4A 3DJ London

A drinks and canapes reception will follow the seminar.

About the speakers:

Claire Lipworth is a partner at Hogan Lovells and helps companies and individuals with financial crime problems. This involves conducting or advising in relation to internal investigations and providing representation in respect of external investigations conducted by the FCA, SFO, NCA and the police, among others. She also provides advice in respect of AML, ABC and tax evasion facilitation compliance. Claire joined Hogan Lovells from the FCA where she was Chief Criminal Counsel. Prior to joining the FCA Claire was a partner in the white collar crime team at Peters & Peters.

Gareth Rees QC was called to the bar in 1981 and appointed Queens Counsel in 2003. His main practice at the bar was in crime and fraud but he was also instructed in disciplinary and regulatory matters and chairs RFU Disciplinary Tribunals. In 2012 he was appointed Executive Counsel at the Financial Reporting Council with responsibility for investigating and prosecuting auditors, accountants and actuaries for misconduct affecting the UK public interest. Since November 2017 he has been a partner at King & Spalding in its Special Matters team undertaking corporate investigations and advising on criminal, regulatory and disciplinary issues.

Paul Ozin QC specialises principally in the fields of financial and business crime, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and related public law and civil actions. He is an established writer and speaker in those fields. He is consistently highly ranked in the leading legal directories. In Legal 500 UK Bar, he is ranked in the categories of: (1) Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations); (2) Fraud: Crime; and (3) Professional discipline and regulatory law. He leads the 23 Essex Street Regulatory and Disciplinary team. He is currently the Chair of ARDL’s Seminar Committee and is ARDL’s Vice-Chair.

Email ARDL@kingsleynapley.co.uk to book your space.

ARDL Manchester Supper Seminar

Thursday 6 September 2018

Professional Discipline Case Law Update Sponsored by Ward Hadaway

 

Venue:

Ward Hadaway, The Observatory, Chapel Walks, Manchester, M2 1HL

 

Time:

5.30 Registration and drinks

6.00-6.45 Seminar

6.45-8.00 Drinks and a hot supper prepared by Sam’s Chop House

 

The Manchester ARDL Supper Seminar Series continues in September with an update on recent professional disciplines cases delivered by four Manchester based regulatory practitioners who specialise in professional discipline.

 

Speakers:

 

Rachel Birks, Ward Hadaway

Rachel is a Partner in the regulatory team at Ward Hadaway, specialising in professional regulation and public law.   She also sits as a Legally Qualified Chair at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. Rachel  advises both regulators and those who are regulated primarily in the fields of healthcare, social care, childcare and has worked in the sector for 15 years.  Rachel  is a member of the ARDL Committee and Seminar Sub-committee.

 

Clare Chapman, BLM

Clare is a Partner at BLM.  She qualified in 2000 and has practised in regulatory law since 2001.  She advises and represents members of the healthcare professions in regulatory, disciplinary and criminal investigations, inquests and public inquiries.   Clare is a member of the ARDL Committee.

 

Rachel Cooper, CMS Cameron, McKenna, Nabarro Olswang LLP,

Rachel is a Partner at CMS and since 2006 has specialised in professional disciplinary and regulatory law. Rachel acts for both the regulators and regulated individuals in disciplinary proceedings. Rachel is a former member of the ARDL Committee.

 

Joanna Shaw, General Medical Council

Joanna is a Senior Policy Lawyer at the General Medical Council, based in Manchester. She has  over 12 years’ experience acting for a number of regulatory bodies in the health and social care, legal and electoral/political fields. She has been working in an in-house capacity for the General Medical Council since 2013, providing advice on the development and implementation of policy and legal change. Joanna is a member of the ARDL Committee.

Junior ARDL Seminar: Key Topics in Regulatory & Disciplinary Proceedings

Date: Monday 11 June 2018
Venue: Weightmans LLP, Hardman Square, No 1 Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3EB
Format: Round-table expert led discussions
Chair: Joanne Harrison, Junior ARDL

 

Overview

Junior ARDL is continuing its regular series of seminars to provide those who are less than 10 years qualified with opportunities to develop essential skills in regulatory proceedings.

This event will take the format of a series of ‘topic tables’, each one chaired by a senior practitioner, with the evening covering a range of topics including:

 

The GMC’s right of appeal under s40A Medical Act 1983 – experience to date’

 ‘Characteristics of First-Tier Tribunal Advocacy’

‘The different healthcare regulators – what does it take to be struck off?’

‘Character (good and bad) at stage 1. Time to start applying basic principles?’

‘Wingate and Evans v SRA, the evolution of the mental element’

Our senior speakers who will chair the tables and lead the discussions are:

Jim Percival, GMC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-percival-35641824)

Tim Grey, 23 Essex Street https://www.23es.com/people/tim-grey/

David Pojur, St Johns Buildings http://stjohnsbuildings.com/people/david-pojur

Rachel Birks, Ward Hadaway https://www.wardhadaway.com/lawyers/rachel-birks/

Robin Kitching, Deans Court Chambers https://deanscourt.co.uk/our-barristers/robin-kitching

 

Event details

Date: Monday 11 June 2018
Time: 6.00pm Registration followed by canapes & drinks
Seminar: 6.30pm – 7.30pm;

Refreshments: tea/coffee, wine, beer and soft drinks – 7.30pm
Venue: Weightmans Manchester https://www.weightmans.com/contact/manchester/

ARDL seminars qualify for CPD. Please remember to sign the relevant CPD sheets at the seminars.

 

ARDL Seminar: Dishonesty & Integrity post-Ivey and Evans and Wingate

Date: 14 June 2018

Venue: Blake Morgan LLP, 6 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3DJ

Speakers: Richard Coleman QC, of Fountain Court Chambers, and Paul Ozin QC, of 23 Essex Street

Overview

ARDL’s Seminar series continues with an update and reflections on the legal landscape following in the wake of the two recent landmark decisions in this area: the Supreme Court’s decision in Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) on the test for dishonesty and the Court of Appeal Civil Division’s decision in Wingate & Evans v SRA; SRA v Malins on the test for integrity in SRA proceedings. We are delighted to have two of the leading practitioners in the field of professional discipline discussing this topic at our event.

Speakers – Our speakers have both spoken for us on a number of occasions, on the law relating to dishonesty/ integrity directions as the law has rapidly developed in recent years.

Richard Coleman QC, Fountain Court, is a leading practitioner in the fields of commercial dispute resolution, banking, financial services and professional discipline. He represented the SRA in Wingate & Evans v SRA; SRA v Malins. https://www.fountaincourt.co.uk/people/richard-coleman/

Paul Ozin QC, 23 Essex Street, is a leading practitioner in financial and business crime, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and related public law and civil actions. He has written and presented widely on this topic, most recently at his seminar for the ARDL Manchester Supper Club. https://www.23es.com/people/paul-ozin-qc/

 

Timings:

6.00 pm: Registration/tea/coffee

6.30 pm – 7.30 pm: Seminar

7.30 pm: Drinks and canapés

 

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Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers

Junior ARDL Seminar: Key Topics in Regulatory & Disciplinary Proceedings

Junior ARDL Seminar

Key Topics in Regulatory & Disciplinary Proceedings

Date: Thursday 31 May 2018 at 6pm

Venue: 23 Essex Chambers, London

Chair: Catriona Watt, past Chair of ARDL, 2015-2018

Overview

Following on from the success of our recent series of seminars, Junior ARDL is holding another event to provide those who are less than 10 years qualified with opportunities to develop essential skills in regulatory proceedings.

We are delighted to be have four speakers attending this event, with the evening covering a range of topics, including:

– An overview of Dr Bawa-Garba

– Recent cases on insight

Wingate and Evans v Solicitors Regulation Authority

“A new sliding scale? The increase in allegations of dishonesty”

Our speakers will be:

Vikram Sachdeva QC- http://www.39essex.com/barrister/vikram-sachdeva/

Paul Ozin QChttp://www.23es.com/people/paul-ozin-qc/

Iain Millerhttps://www.kingsleynapley.co.uk/our-people/iain-miller

Catriona Watthttps://andersonstrathern.co.uk/our-people/catriona-watt/

Event details:

Date: Thursday 31 May 2018; 

Time: 6pm Registration/tea/coffee

Seminar:  6.30pm – 7.30pm;

Refreshments: 7.30pm

Venue: 23 Essex Chambers, London, WC2R 3AA: http://www.23es.com/contact-us/london

ARDL seminars qualify for CPD.  Please remember to sign the relevant CPD sheets at the seminars.

ARDL’s MANCHESTER SUPPER SEMINAR

Topic: Dishonesty post-Ivey

Date/venue: 17 May 2018 at Scene Dining, Spinningfields

ARDL’s Manchester Supper Seminar series continues with an update and reflections on the decision of the Supreme Court in Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) on the test for dishonesty.  We are delighted to have two of the leading practitioners in the field of professional discipline discussing this topic at our event.

Chair – the seminar is chaired by Kenneth Hamer, author of the Professional Conduct Casebook: https://www.hendersonchambers.co.uk/barristers/kenneth-hamer/.

Speaker – our speaker, Paul Ozin QC has written and presented widely on this topic. https://www.23es.com/people/paul-ozin-qc/

Timings:

5.30pm – Registration and welcome drink

6.00-6.45pm – Seminar

6.45-8.30pm – Supper with Indian street food and drinks

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: Monday 23 April 2018 at 5.30pm

Venue: DAC Beachcroft LLP, Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1BN

Speaker: Mary O’Rourke QC

This seminar is expected to be fully booked, so please register your interest as soon as possible. Overview ARDL continues its 2018 Seminar Programme with this seminar which is being repeated in London due to the level of interest when previously held in Manchester in February. 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 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: www.deanscourt.co.uk; http://www.oldsquare.co.uk

Event details: Monday 23 April 2018

5.30pm: Registration & tea/coffee; 6.00pm Seminar; 7.00pm Drinks and canapes

ARDL seminars qualify for CPD. Please remember to sign the relevant CPD sheets at the seminars.

ARDL Annual Dinner: 29 June 2018

We’re delighted to announce the ARDL Annual Dinner 2018 will take place at The Guildhall,  London, on Friday 29th June and our guest speaker is Helena Kennedy QC, Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws.  Please see the links for further information and booking terms and conditions.    T&C  ARDL Annual Dinner Notice 2018

Agreed Outcomes and Conciliation in Regulatory and Disciplinary Proceedings Seminar: 19 March 2018

ARDL Seminar: Agreed Outcomes and Conciliation in Regulatory and Disciplinary Proceedings

Date: Monday 19th March 2018

Venue: CMS Cannon Place, 78 Cannon Street, EC4N 6AF

Time: 17:30pm

Speakers: Iain Miller (Chair)

Rosemary Rollason

Alexander Dunlop

Overview

A developing feature of the regulatory landscape is the use of agreed outcomes and conciliation as an alternative to disciplinary hearings.   This seminar aims to explore the different models that have emerged and assess their effectiveness.  Do they work in all cases? What are the pitfalls and what lessons have so far been learned?

The seminar brings together three people who have extensive experience in this area who can share insights from across regulation in health, accountancy and law.

Rosemary Rollason has specialised in regulatory and disciplinary law throughout her career. Rosemary acts for a wide range of organisations with regulatory responsibilities, including healthcare, legal, financial and built environment professions. She acts as a legal advisor/assessor to regulatory tribunals, designs and presents legal and regulatory training, and advises regulatory bodies on strategy and governance issues.  Rosemary was a founder member of ARDL in 2002. She now practises from her own firm, RJ Rollason Law.

Alexander Dunlop is a Senior Investigation Officer at ACCA attached to the Conciliation department. Around 20% of all complaints received by ACCA are dealt with via conciliation. The department combines ADR, regulatory law and the public interest to create an alternative to traditional disciplinary processes.  Alexander is a lawyer and mediator specialising in ADR and international dispute resolution.

Iain Miller is Vice-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.

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.

Overview

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: http://deanscourt.co.uk/our-barristers/mary-orourke-qc

Chair: Michael Hayton QC: http://deanscourt.co.uk/our-barristers/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.

Test for Dishonesty in Regulatory Proceedings Seminar: 20 November 2017

Dishonesty in regulatory proceedings – where are we now following the decision in

Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd [2017] UKSC 67?

Chair: The Hon Mr Justice Mostyn

Speaker: Richard Spearman QC http://www.39essex.com/barrister/richard-spearman-qc/

Date: 20 November 2017

Venue: De Vere Holborn Bars, 138-142 Holborn, EC1N 2NQ

**Demand is expected to be high, so please register your interest as soon as possible**

Overview

The recent decision of the Supreme Court in Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) on the test for dishonesty has created a flurry of discussion and will lead to a change of approach in professional disciplinary cases. The Supreme Court determined that the two strand test commonly applied in regulatory proceedings from the case of R v Ghosh [1982] EWCA Crim 2 is now one single standard. This decision is likely to have a significant impact on regulatory cases, eliminating the requirement that the defendant/respondent must have realised, by the standards of ordinary, honest people, that the behaviour in question was wrong.

ARDL is delighted to provide a forum for consideration and discussion of this important case and its impact on regulatory cases more broadly. Speaking will be Richard Spearman QC appeared for appellant in the Ivey case. Chairing is The Hon Mr Justice Mostyn, who has heard several regulatory appeals involving discussion of the test for dishonesty in regulatory proceedings, and, in particular, considered the ‘Ghosh’ and ‘Twinsectra’ approaches in the case of Kirschner v General Dental Council [2015] EWHC 1377.

There will be time for questions and discussion.

Date: 20 November 2017

5.30 pm: Registration and tea/ coffee

6.00 pm: Seminar

ARDL seminars qualify for CPD. Please remember to sign the relevant CPD sheets at the seminars.

Junior ARDL Seminar: Key Topics in Regulatory & Disciplinary Proceedings

Junior ARDL Seminar
Key Topics in Regulatory & Disciplinary Proceedings

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2017 at 6pm
Venue: 23 Essex Chambers, London
Format – round-table expert led discussions
Chair: Joanne Harrison, Junior ARDL

Overview
Junior ARDL is continuing its regular series of seminars to provide those who are less than 10 years qualified with opportunities to develop essential skills in regulatory proceedings.
This event will take the format of a series of ‘topic tables’, each one chaired by a senior practitioner, with the evening covering a range of topics from advocacy to dishonesty, integrity to abuse of process and appeals to social media and everything in-between.
Our senior speakers who will chair the tables and lead the discussions are:
Vikram Sachdeva QC http://www.39essex.com/barrister/vikram-sachdeva/
Paul Ozin QC http://www.23es.com/people/paul-ozin-qc/
Iain Miller https://www.kingsleynapley.co.uk/our-people/iain-miller
Tim Grey http://www.23es.com/people/tim-grey/
Christopher Gillespiehttp://www.2harecourt.com/barristers/christopher-gillespie/
Vivienne Tanchel http://www.2harecourt.com/barristers/vivienne-tanchel/
Event details:
Date: Wednesday 22 November 2017;
Time: 6pm Registration/tea/coffee
Seminar: 6.30pm – 7.30pm; Refreshments: 7.30pm
Venue: 23 Essex Chambers, London, WC2R 3AA: http://www.23es.com/contact-us/london
ARDL seminars qualify for CPD. Please remember to sign the relevant CPD sheets at the seminars.

ARDL Seminar: The Senior Managers and Certification Regimes: lessons learned and the proposed extension to all financial services firm

Date: Thursday 2 November 2017 at 5.30pm

Venue: Blake Morgan offices, London  

Speakers: Richard Leiper QC and Thomas Ogg

(Editors of ‘Conduct and Pay in the Financial Services Industry’)

Chair: Richard Coleman QC

Followed by: Discussion, questions and refreshments

 Overview

The ARDL seminar programme continues with this seminar considering the extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regimes (SMCR) to all firms regulated by the FCA and PRA, in the light of the issues that arose in its implementation within banks and insurers.

The speakers will focus on the new regime to be applied by the FCA to around 47,000 firms in 2018/19, firms, which include asset managers and the large consumer credit sector, and outline the challenges those firms face in implementing the new regime.  The ‘lessons learned’ from the SMCR’s implementation within banks that will be considered, including issues relating the allocation of responsibility amongst senior managers, tricky issues with regulatory references and employee exits, the practical implementation of the certification regime and the way in which the new conduct rules structure the way in which a firm must now think about misconduct.

There will be time for questions and discussion. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion. Demand is expected to be high, so please register your interest as soon as possible.

Chair: Richard Coleman QC [http://www.fountaincourt.co.uk/people/richard-coleman/]

Speakers

Richard Leiper QC specialises in employment, commercial and financial services regulation https://www.11kbw.com/barristers/richard-leiper/

Tom Ogg is a barrister focusing on professional regulation and employment matters in the financial services industry https://www.11kbw.com/barristers/thomas-ogg/ .

Tom and Richard are the Editors of ‘Conduct and Pay in the Financial Services Industry’ (2017, Lloyds Commercial Law Library), which focuses on the SMCR.

Event details:

Date: Thursday 2 November 2017

5.30pm: Registration & tea/coffee

6 -7.30pm: Seminar

7.30pm: Refreshments

Venue: Blake Morgan, 6 New Street Square, London EC4A 3DJ

CPD:1.5

ARDL seminars qualify for CPD. Please remember to sign the relevant CPD sheets at the seminars.

 

ARDL Seminar: Integrity Allegations in Disciplinary Proceedings

ARDL Seminar: “Integrity Allegations in Disciplinary Proceedings”

Date: Thursday 20th July 2017 at 5.30pm

Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London

Chair: Timothy Dutton, CBE, QC

Speakers: Richard Coleman QC, Fountain Court Chambers, Paul Ozin QC, 23 Essex Street Chambers; Gregory Treverton-Jones QC, 39 Essex Street Chambers;

Followed by: Discussion and Questions and Refreshments

 

Overview

ARDL is continuing with its series of seminars looking at the subject of dishonesty in disciplinary proceedings by focusing in this seminar on the turbulent and rapidly developing case law on the linked topic of ‘integrity allegations in disciplinary proceedings’. The speakers will each talk from their own perspective on how integrity is being dealt with in disciplinary proceedings and the way in which it may be associated with allegations of dishonesty.

Chair

Timothy Dutton CBE, QC: 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.

Speakers

Richard Coleman QC, Fountain Court Chambers: Richard Coleman QC is a leading practitioner in the fields of commercial dispute resolution, banking, financial services and professional discipline. His practice has ranged across some of the most important commercial, banking and regulatory disputes of the day, including the Bank Charges litigation, the PPI judicial review, the FCA’s investigation into LIBOR manipulation and the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products.

Paul Ozin QC, 23 Essex Street Chambers: Paul Ozin QC specialises principally in the fields of financial and business crime, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and related public law and civil actions. He is an established writer and speaker in those fields. He is consistently top ranked in the leading legal directories. Paul leads the 23 Essex Street Regulatory and Disciplinary Team and is Chair of the ARDL Seminar Sub-committee. He has written in the ARDL Bulletin on the subject of dishonesty directions and spoke last year in the related ARDL seminar, chaired by Mostyn J, on that subject.

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC, 39 Essex Street Chambers: Greg Treverton-Jones QC specialises in regulatory and disciplinary issues concerning legal professionals. He has appeared in many of the leading cases on the topic, both for the regulators and Respondents. He is co-author of Disciplinary and Regulatory Proceedings (8th edition, 2015), co-author of successive editions of The Solicitor’s Handbook (2008-2017) and is an editor of Cordery on Legal Services.

The seminar will be followed by a panel discussion and there will be plenty opportunity for questions from the audience. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion.

Event details:

Date: Thursday 20th July 2017

Time:    Registration & tea/coffee – 5.30pm

Seminar: 6pm – 7.30pm;

Refreshments: 7.30pm

Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Exchange House Primrose Street London EC2A 2EG

ARDL seminars qualify for CPD. Please remember to sign the relevant CPD sheets at the seminars.

Please email ardl@kingsleynapley.co.uk to reserve your space.

ARDL Seminar: 20 March 2017: Legal Services Regulation – The Impact of Brexit and the Changing Landscape

Legal Services Regulation – The Impact of Brexit and the Changing Landscape

Date: 20th March 2017 at 5.30pm

Venue: London – Fieldfisher LLP, 2 Swan Lane, EC4R 3TT

Speakers: Hugh Mercer QC and Richard Coleman QC

Chair: Iain Miller

The ARDL 2017 seminar series starts with examining the impact of Brexit on the legal services market and the other developments in this area. This highly topical subject is one which is at the top of the agenda for lawyers and regulators and is one in a series of Brexit and professional regulation seminars which ARDL will be running during 2017.

Hugh MercerQC is Chairman of the CCBE EU Lawyers Committee (www.ccbe.eu), a committee which handles cross border regulatory issues affecting all EU Bars. He is also Chair of the Bar Council’s Brexit Committee. https://essexcourt.com/barrister/hugh-mercer-qc/ He will review the impact of Brexit on the regulation of legal services including the various European Directives which apply to the free movement of lawyers across the EU.

Richard Coleman QC has a broad commercial and regulatory practice, and has acted in some of the leading cases involving the discipline of solicitors. http://www.fountaincourt.co.uk/people/richard-coleman/. He will review the likely developments in legal services regulation and ethics over the coming year.

Iain Miller is a Partner in Kingsley Napley specialising in legal services regulation. https://www.kingsleynapley.co.uk/our-people/iain-miller He Vice-Chair of ARDL, General Editor of Cordery on Legal Services and co-author of Butterworth’s Guide to the Legal Services Act 2007.

There will be time for questions and discussion. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the seminar. Demand is expected to be high for this event so please register your interest as soon as possible.

Date: 20th March 2017

Venue – http://www.fieldfisher.com/media/2393825/mapriverbankhousedirections.pdf

Time: 5.30pm – Registration & tea/coffee;

6pm – 7.30pm – Seminar;

7.30pm – Refreshments

CPD: 1.5

IFoA/ Edinburgh Law School Event

“Blowing the whistle on professional regulation: discipline, policy and the challenge of relevance in 2017”

The IFoA is pleased to announce the launch of  our  “Professionalism Lecture Series 2017”  which comprises a series of events over the course of the year.

Our programme is  designed to promote debate around the importance of professionalism, and the role of professionals, including actuaries and others, across the financial services industry.   The programme comprises a number of events around the world with the first taking place in Gibraltar on 31st January followed by events in Singapore and Malaysia in February.

Our first UK based event will take place at Staple Inn Hall, London  on 2 March, 2017.  It will be delivered by Ben Kemp (IFoA General Counsel) in association with Edinburgh Law Seminars and it is tailored to be of relevance and importance to all professionals.  Full details are available from the link below.

Read more: http://www.edinburghlawseminars.co.uk/professional-regulation.html.

Junior ARDL’s ‘Beat the January Blues’ Drinks Event

Are you an ARDL member who is less than 10 years PQE?  Do you have the post-holiday ‘January Blues’?  Would you like to meet and socialise with colleagues and peers?

If so, you are invited to join Junior ARDL for an evening of networking with free drinks and canapes on arrival to help clear away those January blues!

Date: Wednesday 25 January 2017

Time: from 6.00pm

Venue: Vinoteca, Farringdon, 7 St John Street, London EC1M 4AA

We have up to 50 places available – based on our last Junior ARDL event, demand for our events is high so please secure your place!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Junior ARDL Seminar: ‘A Panel Member’s Perspective’

JUNIOR ARDL SEMINAR

Thursday 20th October 2016 at 23 Essex Street Chambers, London at 5.30pm

‘A Panel Member’s Perspective’

Speakers: Donald Brown, Richard Davies, Jacqueline Devonish and Robert Slack.

Chair: Catriona Watt, Chair of ARDL

Are you 0 -10 years PQE and appear before regulatory panels, tribunals and committees? If so, this seminar may interest you!  ARDL is delighted to announce its second Junior ARDL seminar taking place on in London on Thursday 20th October 2016.

The seminar will provide you with ‘A Panel Member’s Perspective’ as to the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of appearing in front of disciplinary tribunals. Attendees will hear from experienced panel members and Chairs from across a range of disciplinary panels, both healthcare and non-healthcare. Topics will include: documentation (e.g. bundles, skeleton submissions), witnesses (fact and expert), the tribunal panel itself, closing submissions and what the committee look for.

Demand is expected to be high for this event so please register your interest as soon as possible.

Speakers:

Donald Brown is an experienced panel member and Chair for several healthcare regulators. His considerable experience includes being Head of the Directorate for Professional Standards and Counter Corruption for  one of the largest Police Forces in the UK.

Richard Davies undertakes a range of portfolio appointments, including Chair of Conduct and Competence Committee at Nursing and Midwifery Council; Chair of the Health Committee and Professional Conduct Committee Panels at General Osteopathic Council; Associate at General Pharmaceutical Council; Member and Group Chair for Boards of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors; Richard was also an MPTS tribunal member and Chair from 2006-2016

Jacqueline Devonish was admitted as a Solicitor in 1991. She has been a member of the Solicitors Discipline Tribunal since 2006 and is also an Assistant Coroner in Inner North London, South London and Suffolk. Jacqueline is also the Principal of JPD Law in London undertaking criminal prosecution work for DVSA, Legal Reviewer for CIPFA and Admissions Appeals Clerk.

Robert Slack has been a member of the Solicitors Discipline Tribunal since 2009. He is currently on the Lay Member Qualifications Committee, Bar Standards Board. Robert was previously a Council Member, screener and member of Fitness to Practise Committee, General Medical Council 62 (1999-2008); Chair of Professional Behaviour Committee(2006-2008) and Investigating Officer for Medical and Dental Undergraduate Fitness to Practise, Bristol University (2008- 2013); Examiner, Royal College of Surgeons; Consultant ENT Surgeon.

The seminar will be followed by a panel discussion and there will be plenty opportunity for questions from the audience. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion.

The seminar will be chaired by Catriona Watt, Chair of ARDL.

There will be time for questions and discussion. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the seminar.

Date: Thursday 20th October 2016

Time:   5.30pm – Registration & tea/coffee;

6pm – 7pm – Seminar

7.15pm – Refreshments & Networking

Venue: 23 Essex Street Chambers, London, WC2R 3AA

CPD: 1.5

ARDL seminars qualify for CPD. Please remember to sign the relevant CPD sheets at the seminars.

Edinburgh Law Seminar: Blowing the whistle on professional regulation: discipline, policy and the challenge of relevance in 2016

Seminar date: Thursday 27 October at 18:00 – 20:00 – Edinburgh

For further details and to book please visit: http://www.edinburghlawseminars.co.uk/professional-regulation.html

 

 

Manchester Seminar: The Test for Dishonesty in Disciplinary Proceedings, 28 June 2016

Please follow the link for further seminar details: The Test for Dishonesty in Disciplinary Proceedings – 28 June 2016