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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

 

Share this event on Facebook and Twitter. We hope you can make it.

Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers

ICAEW Position

Disciplinary Tribunal Chairs (legally qualified)

ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports more than 149,000 members worldwide. ICAEW members are expected to act in accordance with all laws and regulations and to meet the highest ethical and technical standards. We are seeking to appoint at least two legally qualified Tribunal Chairs from June 2018 for an initial term of three years. As well as chairing tribunals and ensuring that they adhere to the Disciplinary Committee regulations, the Chair will be expected to determine any legal issues which arise in the course of tribunal hearings and to draft the formal Record of Decision for agreement with the other tribunal members. Further details are available via this link https://www.icaew.com/en/about-icaew/vacancies and in the latest issue of Counsel magazine.

ARDL Winter Bulletin 2018

Please see attached ARDL Winter 2018 bulletin: Winter 2018 Bulletin

ARDL Seminar Programme and Membership renewal 2018

We’ve launched our 2018 Seminar Programme with seminars across the UK and our annual membership in now open. Please see the attached for more information:

2018 Seminar Programme
Membership renewal notice

NMC Position

Do you want to work at the heart of public protection?

The Nursing and Midwifery Council are looking to recruit two new regulatory policy lawyers to join their General Counsel team. The roles have been created to provide legal advice and support to the Registration & Revalidation and Education, Standards and Policy Directorates on a wide range of new initiatives and programmes including the new Nursing Associate role, modernising the standards for education and training for nurses and midwives, and improving our registration processes.
To find out more please visit: https://www.nmc.org.uk/about-us/working-for-us/lawyer–regulatory-policy/. Closing date is midday on 7 February 2018.

ARDL’s Autumn Bulletin

Please follow the link for ARDL’s Autumn Bulletin 2017:

Autumn Bulletin 2017

 

We’re Social!

ARDL is working with an active social media presence to create awareness of its events and news and to share professional regulation information, useful cases and best practice.  Please follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter using the links below:

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ARDL 2018 Marion Simmons QC Prize announcement

Entries are now open for the Marion Simmons QC Essay Competition.

The question is:

The purpose of regulation is the protection of the public, not to act in the public interest: discuss.

Essays must be submitted so as to be received by 5pm on Friday 20 April 2018.

Please see the attached flyer for further details and the terms and conditions: ARDL 2018 Marion Simmons QC prize announcement

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.

 

RICS – Recruitment

RICS, the global professional body for the surveying profession, is recruiting a solicitor or barrister to prepare and present disciplinary proceedings, and provide advice and support to our internal investigation team. The role will be based in Birmingham and full details can be found at http://www.rics.org/uk/about-rics/work-for-us/jobs/

Bankside Law – Healthcare Defence Disciplinary Solicitor/Senior Paralegal Maternity Cover Required

Bankside Law – Healthcare Defence Disciplinary Solicitor/Senior Paralegal Maternity Cover Required

Bankside Law are looking for an experienced solicitor or senior paralegal in the healthcare disciplinary defence field for maternity cover. Self-employed or one year fixed term contract considered with flexible part time arrangements if required and attractive salary. Preferably to start end of October 2017 but will consider earlier for suitable candidate. Email john.williams@banksidelaw.com .

 

Spring/Summer 2017 Bulletin

Please follow the link for ARDL’s Spring/Summer Bulletin 2017:

Spring/Summer Bulletin 2017

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.

Chair’s Annual Report to AGM on 19th April 2017.

Please see link to the Chair’s Annual Report on 19th April 2017: CHAIR’S-ANNUAL-REPORT-TO-AGM-19th-APRIL-2017

New ARDL Committee following 2017 AGM

The Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers has a new committee following the Annual General Meeting on 19th April 2017. Five new committee members were elected at the AGM. At the first committee meeting following the AGM, the office bearers were elected, three new members were co-opted and two ex officio appointments were made.

The committee members elected at the AGM were Richard Coleman QC, Hannah Eales, Joanne Harrison, Iain Miller and Paul Ozin QC.

The elected office bearers are Catriona Watt – Chair; Iain Miller – Vice-chair; Nick Leale – Treasurer; Hannah Eales – Secretary.

Nick Leale, Vikram Sachdeva QC and Rachel Birks were co-opted onto the committee. Ex officio members are Kenneth Hamer and Leigh Linton.

The committee is also assisted by Paul Ozin QC as Chair of the Seminar Sub-committee, Joanne Harrison as the Chair of Junior ARDL, John Lucarotti as Membership Liaison and Kenneth Hamer and Nicole Curtis as ARDL Bulletin Editors.

Notice of ARDL Annual General Meeting 2017

Please note that ARDL’s AGM will be held on 19 April 2017 at 5.30pm. Any fully paid up ARDL member may attend the AGM. Please see below for venue and nominations for election to the committee.

Venue

The venue will be the offices of Weightmans who are offering a choice of three locations to attend the AGM.

  1. London – 6 New Street Square, New Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 3BF
  2. Manchester (by video link to London) – 3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BN
  3. Glasgow (by video link to London) – 144 West George Street, Glasgow G2 2HG

AGM Business

The meeting will include consideration of the Association’s Annual Report and audited accounts and the election of committee members.

Committee elections – Nominations

The following have been duly nominated to stand for election to the committee. For full information and biographies, please see links below. There are five places available for election. The vote will take place at the AGM. Only those in attendance and are paid ARDL members may vote.

  1. Joanne Harrison, Weightmans LLP
  2. Rachel Birks, Ward Hadaway
  3. Richard Coleman QC, Fountain Court
  4. Iain Miller, Kingsley Napley LLP
  5. Ravi Gupta, Hempsons
  6. Nicole Ridgwell, Ridouts Solicitors
  7. Paul Ozin QC, 23 Essex Street
  8. Hannah Eales, Kingsley Napley LLP
  9. Leigh Linton, Carson McDowell LLP

There will be a drinks reception afterwards for those attending the meeting. If you wish to attend the meeting, at any of the venues, would you kindly inform us on ardl@kingsleynapley.co.uk in order that we can monitor numbers.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are recruiting their new General Legal Counsel

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are recruiting their new General Legal Counsel

Deadline: Wednesday 26th April at midnight

Hays Executive are supporting the ICO, based in Wilmslow, in their search for an experienced lawyer as the final member of their executive management team as they manage significant internal transformation during the Brexit process. This role will be critical to the UK’s interpretation and implementation of the Law Enforcement Directive (GDPR and Directive (EU) 2016/680) through the ICO, as well as providing high-level, risk-based advice to the Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, and the wider organisation on legal matters.

Interested, or do you know a contact who could be? Please contact Sam on +44 (0)113 2003733 for a confidential discussion or email him at samuel.firth@hays.com as soon as possible.

BSB Position: Casework Manager (Maternity Cover, 12 months)

BSB: Casework Manager (Maternity Cover, 12 Months)

High Holborn, London

Up to £50,000 pa (depending on skills and experience) Plus a benefit allowance of £1,300 per annum

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) Investigations and Hearings team is responsible for investigating complaints against barristers, taking disciplinary or other action on behalf of the Professional Conduct Committee.

We would looking to appoint two full time roles, a Casework Manager and Senior Case Officer, for a qualified barrister, solicitor (or equivalent) within the team. Both roles will process a caseload including the most complex of cases and be responsible for case preparation including investigating complaints, drafting charges and reports, gathering evidence and preparing bundles, corresponding with barristers, complainants and witnesses. They will also be required to attend hearings and support counsel in the prosecution of cases and appeals before the High Court.

In addition to the above, the Casework Manger will be responsible for one unit within the team, comprising of three case officers. They will be required to supervise and manage the performance of staff.

Experience of legal procedures or litigation and substantial experience of casework is essential, as is the ability to work effectively as part of a team, sharing knowledge and supporting other members of staff.  Knowledge of regulatory procedures and experience of working for a regulator is desirable but not essential.

The ability to manage a small team in a co-operative and supportive environment is also essential for the Casework Manager role. Applicants for both roles must be a qualified solicitor or barrister (or common law equivalent), entitled to practice and have excellent IT, communication and organizational skills.

In return the Bar Standards Board offers excellent terms and conditions of employment, including:

  • Up to 31 days annual leave
  • Up to 14% employer’s pension contribution
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Life cover, and more

For more information about this role please click on the apply button. All candidates are required to apply online, CVs will not be accepted.

Candidates with a disability who require reasonable adjustments should contact, Michela Scarpa on 0207 611 1460. The Bar Standards Board operates the ‘two ticks’ scheme.  Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria for this role will be guaranteed an interview under this scheme.

Closing Date:  18 April 2017 at Midday

Proposed Interview Date:  Week commencing 24 April 2017

https://www.networxrecruitment.com/Jobs/Advert/642159

BSB Position: Senior Case Officer

BSB:Senior Case Officer

High Holborn, London

£29,650 – 35,113 pa (depending on skill and experience) Plus a benefit allowance of £1,300 per annum

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) Investigations and Hearings team is responsible for investigating complaints against barristers, taking disciplinary or other action on behalf of the Professional Conduct Committee.

We would looking to appoint two full time roles, a Casework Manager and Senior Case Officer, for a qualified barrister, solicitor (or equivalent) within the team. Both roles will process a caseload including the most complex of cases and be responsible for case preparation including investigating complaints, drafting charges and reports, gathering evidence and preparing bundles, corresponding with barristers, complainants and witnesses. They will also be required to attend hearings and support counsel in the prosecution of cases and appeals before the High Court.

Experience of legal procedures or litigation and substantial experience of casework is essential, as is the ability to work effectively as part of a team, sharing knowledge and supporting other members of staff.  Knowledge of regulatory procedures and experience of working for a regulator is desirable but not essential.

Applicants for both roles must be a qualified solicitor or barrister (or common law equivalent), entitled to practice and have excellent IT, communication and organizational skills.

In return the Bar Standards Board offers excellent terms and conditions of employment, including:

  • Up to 31 days annual leave
  • Up to 14% employer’s pension contribution
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Life cover, and more

For more information about this role please click on the apply button. All candidates are required to apply online, CVs will not be accepted.

Candidates with a disability who require reasonable adjustments should contact, Michela Scarpa on 0207 611 1460. The Bar Standards Board operates the ‘two ticks’ scheme.  Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria for this role will be guaranteed an interview under this scheme.

Closing Date:  18 April 2017 at Midday

Proposed Interview Date:  Week commencing 24 April 2017

https://www.networxrecruitment.com/Jobs/Advert/642266

Head of Conduct Assessment Position: High Holborn, London

Head of Conduct Assessment

High Holborn, London

56,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience (Plus a benefit allowance of 1,300 per annum)

The role of Head of Conduct Assessment sits within the Professional Conduct Department.  The post holder will be responsible for managing and overseeing the initial assessment of complaints, and other information, about the conduct of barristers and those we regulate in order to determine whether issues should be referred for consideration of enforcement action.

Managing a team of five people and acting as part of the management team of the Professional Conduct Department, the successful candidate will be a legally qualified self-starter with knowledge of regulation and experience of managing high volume casework.

We are looking for someone who can cope under pressure, juggle competing priorities, provide high quality legal advice as well as manage a team effectively to ensure excellent customer service and performance in line with the KPIs.

To be considered for this role applicants must be legally qualified i.e. capable of holding a practising certificate either in England and Wales or another similar common law jurisdiction.

In return the Bar Standards Board offers excellent terms and conditions of employment, including:

  • Up to 31 days annual leave
  • Up to 14% employer’s pension contribution
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Life cover, and more

For more information about this role please click on the ‘apply on company website’ button. All candidates are required to apply online, CVs will not be accepted.

Candidates with a disability who require reasonable adjustments should contact, Michela Scarpa on 0207 611 1460. The Bar Standards Board operates the ‘two ticks’ scheme.  Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria for this role will be guaranteed an interview under this scheme.

Closing Date: 27 February 2017 at 12.00pm

Interview Dates:17 March 2017

https://www.networxrecruitment.com/Jobs/Advert/576666

ARDL’s Winter Bulletin 2016/2017

Please follow the link for ARDL’s Winter Bulletin 2016/2017:

 

ARDL Bulletin Winter

Annual Dinner – Friday 30th June 2017

The Annual Dinner in 2017 is on 30th June and is being held at the Guildhall in London (http://www.guildhall.cityoflondon.gov.uk/), a larger venue to allow for more members and guests to attend.  Membership feedback was that the dinner was always sold out and although The Savoy was a great venue, more people than could be accommodated actually wanted to attend.

Please see the attached Annual Dinner notice for details of the venue, our speaker and the cost.  Also attached are the booking Terms and Conditions.

ARDL dinner 2017 TsCs

ARDL Annual Dinner Notice 2017

 

 

ARDL 2017 Membership now due

Membership

The annual membership year for the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers begins on 31st January 2017. Membership can be renewed via our website on the link here – http://www.ardl.org.uk/membership/ – and following technical difficulties experienced by some when applying for membership over the last year, the website has been updated to make this process a much easier one.  ARDL membership gives free access to a wide range of seminars on important topic regulatory issues and to the quarterly ARDL Bulletin.  Membership also allows the purchase of tickets for the highlight of the ARDL year, the Annual Dinner.  Thank you to those that have joined this week.

Marion Simmons QC Essay Competition 2017

Entries are now open for the Marion Simmons QC Essay Competition.

The question is:

What effect would the UK’s exit from the European Union have on the law of regulation in the UK?

Essays must be submitted so as to be received by 5pm on Friday 28th April 2017

Please see the attached flyer for further details and the terms and conditions: ARDL 2017 Marion Simmons QC prize announcement

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Legal Counsel position

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Regulatory Counsel                                                                           London or Coventry

£ Attractive

RICS is a self-regulatory professional body with significant global reach and influence. It promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Responsible under its Royal Charter for the regulation of 120,000 chartered surveyors across the globe, it is committed to the achievement of consistently high professional standards in order to provide confidence in all markets. It enforces standards of ethics and competence in the profession through a combination of best practice, monitoring, complaints handling and disciplinary proceedings.

Reporting to the Director Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, an exceptional individual is now required to shape and fulfil the new role of Regulatory Counsel. This is more than just an advisory role. As well as providing sound legal strategy advice, expertise and leadership on enforcement and regulatory governance matters to stakeholders throughout the global organisation, the appointee will also be required to initiate and lead on strategic projects, pro-actively identifying and responding to regulatory risk and developing legal policy areas in support of all regulatory activity.

This role calls for an experienced solicitor or barrister whose exceptional credentials and expertise has been gained in a regulatory body, the broader public sector or private practice. Regardless of background, you will be a credible strategist, influencer and trusted advisor with an exceptional grasp of regulatory law and policy and the intellect, confidence and communication skills to provide timely advice to a diverse stakeholder group as required.

A creative and lateral thinker with an international outlook, you will relish the opportunity to define solutions in response to complex challenges across a diverse geographical landscape and will enjoy providing influential and inspiring leadership to a range of teams and international legal partners to deliver best value from investment whilst providing exceptional support to the organisation.

To find out more and to apply, please visit www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe30506

For a confidential   discussion, please call Duncan Ewart, Katrina Paget or Stephanie Wilson on 020 7426 3994.

Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 4 January 2017

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

 

 

ARDL’s Summer Bulletin 2016

Please follow the link for ARDL’s Summer Bulletin 2016:

Summer Bulletin 2016

Annual Dinner – moving to new venue – save the date

The annual dinner is moving to a new venue to allow us to increase the numbers who can attend this hugely popular event.  The ARDL Annual Dinner 2017 will be held in the magnificent surroundings of London’s Guildhall – https://www.uniquevenuesoflondon.co.uk/venue/guildhall.  The dinner will be held on Friday 30th June 2017.  Ticket booking information will be released shortly.  Please note that anyone wanting to reserve tickets for the event must be a fully paid up member of ARDL.  The committee has chosen the Guildhall as the venue for the next dinner in response to the membership survey feedback which told us that more people wanted to be able to attend the dinner but, at the same time, did not want to lose the atmosphere of the event.  The new venue allows us to increase the numbers attending by approximately 120.