Events

Disciplinary Tribunals Conference 2016

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Disciplinary Tribunals Conference 2016

ARDL Seminar Programme 2016

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Seminar Programme 2016

ARDL Seminar – Public Inquiries and Inquests

Public Inquiries and Inquests

Thursday 16 June 2016

 

Speakers: Christina Lambert QC, Jenni Richards QC and Rachel Langdale QC

The Chair for the seminar is Vikram Sachdeva QC

Public Inquiries and Inquests are at the forefront of the legal and news agenda following the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry and, more recently, the Hillsborough Inquests and the re-opening of the Inquest in the Birmingham pub bombings.

Against this backdrop, ARDL is delighted to welcome Christina Lambert QC, Jenni Richards QC and Rachel Langdale QC, all leading silks in this area of law to deliver the next in its regular seminar series.

Christina Lambert QC will focus on the Hillsborough Inquests. Christina was appointed by Lord Justice Goldring as lead counsel to the Hillsborough Inquests (2013 – 2016), leading a team of 7 counsel.  Before the inquests, she was lead counsel to both the Jimmy Savile Review and the Stuart Hall investigation.  Her wide-ranging practice encompasses inquiries, inquests, clinical negligence and regulatory and disciplinary work. http://www.1cor.com/barrister/Christina-Lambert-QC

Jenni Richards QC will focus on the obligations of investigation and inquiry imposed on public bodies by the Human Rights Act (in particular by virtue of Articles 2 and 3 of the ECHR) and will examine the developing case-law in this area. Jenni has an extensive public law and regulatory practice acting for individuals, public bodies and public interest groups in all areas affected by public law, human rights and regulation. She appears regularly in the High Court, Court of Protection, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, and before a range of tribunals. She was instructed by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service in the new inquests into the Hillsborough disaster. http://www.39essex.com/barrister/jenni-richards-qc/

Rachel Langdale QC will talk about her experience in the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry (2010-2012).  Rachel has significant experience in public inquiries, the most recent being the ‘Mid-Staffordshire’ inquiry where she was instructed by the Trust.  The work at the Inquiry was extensive and involved analysis of the whole of the evidence, the calling of witnesses and the opening and closing submissions.  Rachel has acted in a number of childcare and healthcare inquiries, mainly surrounding the plight of children in care. http://www.7br.co.uk/barrister/rachel-langdale-qc/#specialism-public-law

Eleanor Grey QC will chair the seminar.  Eleanor Grey took silk in 2011. She has a thorough understanding of public authorities, especially the health and social care sector, and of disciplinary and regulatory proceedings. Clients include the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Department of Health, the Professional Standards Authority and the General Medical Council, as well as numerous other public bodies. As a long-standing member of the Attorney General’s ‘A’ Panel prior to taking silk, she possesses great experience in the field of administrative and public law, including in areas such as mental health. She has also acted in cases involving vulnerable adults in the Court of Protection.

Eleanor has acted as senior Counsel in a number of major public inquiries, most recently acting for the former Healthcare Commission in the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry. She is currently chairing an independent review of paediatric cardiac services in Bristol. She has represented clients in high-profile and sensitive hearings such as the 8-day public hearing of Ian Brady’s application to the Mental Health Tribunal for discharge from hospital. She has developed extensive expertise in the law relating to freedom of information and data protection. http://www.39essex.com/barrister/eleanor-grey-qc/

The presentations will be followed by questions and discussion. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion.

Time: Registration & tea/coffee – 5.30pm
Seminar: 6pm – 7.30pm
Refreshments- 7.30pm
Venue: Chambers of 39 Essex Chambers, 81 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1DD

 

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

Seminar: 19 April 2016: “Recent and Prospective Changes in the Regulation of Health Professionals”

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers Seminar

19th April 2016 in London

Speaker: Joanna Glynn QC

“Recent and Prospective Changes in the Regulation of Health Professionals”

Followed by discussion and questions

Chaired by Kieran Coonan QC

ARDL is delighted to welcome Joanna Glynn QC, one of the pre-eminent QCs in the field
of healthcare regulation, to deliver the next in its regular seminar series. Joanna’s talk
will centre on the piecemeal evolution of the regulation of health professionals which
continues unabated. Joanna will provide an overview of recent developments, including
the GMC’s power to appeal relevant decisions and other changes affecting hearings
before the MPTS, the reform of the GDC’s investigation procedures and proposed
changes to the regulation of midwives. It will also consider the future more generally in
the light of the PSA’s paper “Rethinking Regulation” of August 2015 and the Ministerial
Statement of 17 December 2015.

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.

Joanna has practised in the field for many years. She teaches a course on the regulation
of health professionals at Queen Mary, University of London. She has written, with David
Gomez, two text books on the subject, published in 2005 and 2012, the latter entitled –
“The Regulation of Healthcare Professionals: Law, Principle and Process” (Sweet and
Maxwell). Profile: http://www.1cor.com/barrister/Joanna-Glynn-QC

The Chair for the seminar is Kieran Coonan QC: http://www.1cor.com/barrister/KieranCoonan-QC

Seminar date: 19th April 2016

Time: Registration & tea/coffee – 5.30pm
Seminar – 6pm – 7.30pm; Refreshments- 7.30pm
Venue: Nabarro LLP, 125 London Wall, London EC2Y 5AL
CPD: 1

Map: http://www.nabarro.com/media/340400/london-wall-office-directions-2014.pdf
ARDL seminars qualify for CPD. Please remember to sign the relevant CPD sheets at
the seminars.

ARDL Seminar: The test for dishonesty in disciplinary proceedings, 10 March 2016

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers Seminar

“The test for dishonesty in disciplinary proceedings”

10th March 2016 in London

Speaker: Paul Ozin QC

Chair: The Hon Mr Justice Mostyn

In the second seminar in the 2016 ARDL seminar series, Paul Ozin QC will assess and discuss the key issues in the test to be applied in disciplinary proceedings when assessing dishonesty. Paul will review this fast-moving area of the law and examine a number of the questions thrown up by recent case law, including:

  1. whether the Ghosh test requires modification in important respects in its application to disciplinary cases (Uddin; PSA v HCPC, David);
  2. whether a Ghosh/ Twinsectra test should be routinely applied in disciplinary cases (Uddin);
  3. whether the Twinsectra test is different to the Ghosh test; and, if so, whether it should apply at all to disciplinary cases (PSA v HPCA, David; Kirschner v GDC);
  4. what is the appropriate comparator for determining dishonesty in disciplinary cases (Hussain v GMC). 

Paul Ozin QC is one of the leading professional discipline silks with a practice which covers a range of areas from financial regulation and police misconduct to healthcare. He has taken a particular interest in the test for dishonesty in disciplinary proceedings. http://www.23es.com/people/paul-ozin/

The seminar will be chaired by the Hon Mr Justice Mostyn, who recently reviewed the authorities in this area in reaching his decision in Kirschner v General Dental Council [2015] EWHC 1377 (Admin).

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: 10th March 2016

Time:   5.30pm – Registration & tea/coffee;

6pm – 7.30pm – Seminar; 7.30pm – Refreshments

Venue: Pennington Manches offices 125 Wood Street,   London, EC2V 7AW

(Map: http://www.penningtons.co.uk/media/765845/london-wood-street.pdf)