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2024 on the Horizon: New Year, New Role?

Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: Webinar via Zoom

Speakers: Zeenat Islam (Temple Garden Chambers), Hannah Hinton (Serjeants’ Inn Chambers), Rosemary Rollason (RJ Rollason Law) and Rachel Birks (Ward Hadaway LLP and ARDL Chair)

Chair: Fiona Muirs (Blackadders LLP)

At this webinar we will hear from several practitioners working in the field of professional regulation and discipline talking about their different professional roles. Whether you are interested in applying for a new role, or just want to find out more about the roles, this webinar will give insight into what the different roles involve.

This seminar will take place remotely using Zoom. 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 will be asked to confirm that you are a member before joining the event.

Zeenat Islam (talking about role as Employment Judge and First Tier Tribunal Judge) is a barrister at Temple Garden Chambers in London and was called to the Bar in 2013. She is ranked as a leading junior for inquests and inquiries and is currently instructed as Junior Counsel to the UK Covid-19 Inquiry and the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. She holds a portfolio of judicial and quasi-judicial roles and sits as a Fee-paid Employment Judge (England and Wales), a Fee-paid Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber), a Legally Qualified Chair for the Medical Practitioners Tribunal and as a Panel Member for Redress Scotland, adjudicating applications for redress from survivors of historic abuse.

Hannah Hinton (talking about role as Assistant Coroner) sits as an Assistant Coroner for West London alongside her work as a barrister practicing from Serjeants’ Inn Chambers. She regularly appears in complex inquests for a range of Interested Persons in medical, health and safety, police, prison and immigration detention cases. Her background in criminal and regulatory law and public inquiries, makes her ideally suited to steer private clients and government agencies through challenging proceedings in the Coroners and Higher Courts.  She defends doctors in General Medical Council proceedings before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service and has a particular interest in serious fraud cases, having acted for a range of clients before the criminal courts and Upper Tribunal.

Rosemary Rollason (talking about role as Legal Adviser) is an ARDL Committee member and a former ARDL Committee Secretary for many years who helped pioneer the development of ARDL. She has worked in the professional regulation field across her career with Field Fisher, Slater Gordon and Bevan Brittan and has also sat as the legal adviser to the disciplinary committees of a number of regulators.

Rachel Birks (talking about role as Legally Qualified Chair) is Chair of ARDL and heads Ward Hadaway’s professional discipline and regulatory team in their Manchester office. She is a solicitor-advocate and has been a ranked lawyer for Professional Discipline in Chambers and Partners for the last eight years. Rachel has a regulatory career spanning over 20 years, both in-house and in private practice, and much of her current work centres around regulation within healthcare, social care, childcare and the talking therapies. She also carries out work in other professional services sectors. Rachel has been a Legally Qualified Chair at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service since 2017 and a Legal Adviser for Social Work England since 2019.

Chair: Fiona Muirs is Fiona is an ARDL Committee member and heads the Blackadders’ dispute resolution team across Scotland. She is a solicitor-advocate and has more than 25 years’ experience working in dispute resolution and professional discipline and regulation. Fiona is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in Regulation of Professional Conduct Law. She has been a Legally Qualified Chair Member of the Scottish Social Services Council Fitness to Practise Panel since 2017. Fiona is ranked by Chambers UK in the field of professional discipline.