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ARDL Webinar: “Racist or Racially Motivated/The Limits of Free Speech for Regulated Professionals”

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

This is the first ARDL webinar of Autumn.  The webinar will last between 60-90 minutes.

This webinar, presented by Ben Rich and Robert Dacre of 2 Hare Court will consider the cases of: Adil v General Medical Council in which Dr Adil set out Covid 19 conspiracy theories in a series of videos on social media; and Robert Lambert-Simpson v Health and Care Professions Council in which a registered psychologist posted a series of offensive comments on his social media account.  Hannah Eales, Partner at Kingsley Napley will chair the webinar.


Ben Rich, 2 Hare Court

Ben Rich is a barrister at 2 Hare Court practising in Professional Discipline and Inquests. He has appeared in the Court of Appeal, High Court and a wide variety of regulatory tribunals. He both defends medical professionals and presents the case against them at the GMC, GDC, GOC and other medical regulators. He is also instructed in cases involving non-medical professionals. Until recently, he practised in the criminal jurisdiction as well, and can provide advice to clients facing possible prosecution.

Robert Dacre, 2 Hare Court

Robert is a barrister at 2 Hare Court practising in Professional Discipline, Inquests and Crime. He has substantial experience before the medical regulators, both defending and case presenting. He frequently represents doctors, other medical professionals, hospital trusts and care homes at inquests.

Chair: Hannah Eales, Partner at Kingsley Napley

Hannah Eales, former Secretary of the ARDL Committee, heads up Kingsley Napley’s fire safety law team.  She is a regulatoryhealth & safety and criminal law specialist and an experienced advocate.  In the area of professional discipline Hannah has acted for some of the leading regulatory bodies in high profile and complex cases. Hannah also sits as a Legal Assessor to the Professional Conduct and Competence Panel of the British Acupuncture Council and has been appointed a Legally Qualified Chair in respect of police misconduct hearings.