High Court Lawyer vacancy – Nursing and Midwifery Council

The NMC is recruiting for a High Court Lawyer in its Case Preparation and Presentation team. The postholder is responsible for supporting the management and delivery of the team’s busy caseload of High Court Interim Order extension applications across the UK’s jurisdictions.

The postholder will assist in ensuring the High Court team is well resourced, trained and motivated, with an emphasis on close collaborative working with internal stakeholders to ensure a seamless service delivery in this priority area of the organisation.

The role will also work closely with the Paralegals in the team and therefore play an important role in supporting and encouraging their development.

For further details, please click on the below link;

High Court Lawyer

Closing date for applications is Sunday 9th August 2020 at 23:59


We are looking for a trainee solicitor to join our firm. Our preference would be one who has their LPC qualification.

Our firm was set up over 25 years .  We have a number of “seats” but subject to compliance with the Law Society requirements we have need of someone who will work in our niche regulation [ specifically medical] and health law under the senior litigation partner Paul Grant. We are mainly defence lawyers working in the main medical regulatory bodies to include the GMC/GDC and HCPC as well as the non-statutory bodies.  They will be thoroughly trained and expected to handle files  after suitable training but under supervision and assisting the two litigation partners in this area of work and other areas of litigation to include property and commercial  litigation. If the candidate works out well there will be an ongoing position for them in this department after qualification as a solicitor. Salary commensurate with  current levels

Our office located in North West  London [ Finchley Central]  is now open and the candidate would be expected mainly for training and supervision purposes subject to ongoing Government legislation to attend our offices daily. Standard PPE equipment is available  and distancing is observed within the office

Please contact Paul Grant in the first place sending your cv and contact details. His email is pgrant@bsgsolicitors.com

SRA Recruitment – Adjudicator

We’re hiring. Join us as an Adjudicator on a permanent, full time basis. Exercising decision-making powers on a broad range of work delegated to our adjudicators, you will have previous experience in reaching reasoned and accurate decisions quickly. Comfortable analysing complex, technical and often protracted information, you will provide legal and technical support to make sure decisions comply with the law, our rules, regulations and guidance.

Link to apply:


Closing date is 8am Monday 13 July.

ARDL Webinar: Global Financial Services Regulation: views from the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Mauritius

Speakers: Charisma Lyall, General Counsel at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission; Francesca Harte, Director, Directorate Enforcement, Financial Services Commission, Mauritius; Helen Spiegel, Legal Counsel at Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.

Chair: Paul Ozin QC

Date: Tuesday 19 May 2020

Seminar Start Time: 18:00

This seminar, will take place remotely on an appropriate platform. Those signing up will be provided with a link in advance of the seminar. Please note that the seminar is open to members only and you are asked to confirm that you are a member before joining the event.

The ARDL membership page is https://www.ardl.org.uk/membership/


This remote seminar will address:

  • The risk-based approach to anti-money laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) assessments, taking account of recent guidance promulgated by the Financial Action Task Force.
  • The related issue of the impact of the global COVID-19 health crisis.


Charisma Lyall, General Counsel at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. Charisma was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Australia. She has worked in Guernsey since 2008 and was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2012. She has worked as a taxation specialist and in private practice, gaining a diverse range of corporate and commercial experience, including with investment funds, private equity, securities and regulatory work. She joined the Commission in 2011. She is a member of the Bailiwick’s Medical Registration Panel and an Adjunct Lecturer for the Guernsey Bar Course.

Francesca Harte, Director, Directorate Enforcement, Financial Services Commission, Mauritius. Francesca was called to the Bar of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. She was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1999. She worked in the Financial Conduct Authority, United Kingdom in its Enforcement and Financial Crime Division and latterly in the Business Department of the Enforcement and Market Oversight Division, where she led multiple investigations relating to regulatory breaches including money laundering and fraud. As a seconded Advanced Associate to the Conduct Risk Division of the FSA (predecessor of the FCA) she advised and supported projects on current and emerging risks in the structured product design and development and financial promotions space.

Helen Spiegel, Legal Counsel at Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. Helen was called to the Bar Middle Temple and worked as a lawyer in London before moving to the Cayman Islands over 20 years ago. Since coming to the Cayman Islands she has worked as a trust manager for two international banks with a focus on Latin America and as head of compliance for two local administration companies specialising in fund administration and structured finance. Helen returned to legal practice and was called to the Cayman Bar in 2009. She has been working as legal counsel for the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority since 2011 and is a member of STEP.


 Paul Ozin QC (23 Essex Street Chambers) is the Chair of ARDL’s Seminar Committee and ARDL’s Vice-Chair. He specialises principally in the fields of financial and business crime, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and related public law, civil actions and international work.


Recruitment: Executive Director of Regulation at the Law Society of Scotland

Please follow link to brochure for this position:

Law Society of Scotland – Executive Director of Regulation – Brochure


ARDL Winter Bulletin 2019

ARDL Winter 2019 bulletin

Recruitment: Case Presenter to join ACCA’s in-house Case Presentation Team

Please follow the below link for full details:

ACCA Case Presenter

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



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 https://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.


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Job vacancy – BSG Solicitors LLP

We are currently Looking for a recently qualified barrister [ who wants to transfer to being a solicitor] or a qualified solicitor [ who enjoys and is prepared to do advocacy] to work as an assistant to litigation partner, Paul Grant.  The work load consists of at 40% -50% medical regulation. We are looking for a candidate with a strong CV and a willingness to go the extra mile.  This role presents itself with a great opportunity for career progression.

Location: Our Finchley office

If you are interested in this role please forward your CV onto:


Reena Popat