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ARDL Webinar: Virtual hearings in regulation: A necessity in a crisis or the new normal?

Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: Webinar via Zoom

Speakers: Anneliese Day QC (Fountain Court); Sheleen McCormack (Director of Fitness to Practise, General Osteopathic Council) ; Ed McNally (President of Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal)

Chair: Iain Miller (Partner, Kingsley Napley LLP)

Our latest virtual seminar is set to explore changes to hearings across the legal sector, considering how regulators are adapting to the Covid-19 crisis, the legality of virtual hearings and what we may expect in the future

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.

Iain Miller

Iain is a former Chair of ARDL and a Partner in Kingsley Napley LLP. Iain has practised in regulation for over 20 years with a particular emphasis on legal regulation and public law. He has acted for most of the legal services regulators and acts for law firms and solicitors advising them on their regulatory obligations

Edward Nally

Ed was admitted as a solicitor in 1980. He specialises in commercial property and charity trust law. Throughout his legal career, Ed has practised at Fieldings Porter, a mid-sized regional firm which provides a full legal service range from its Bolton and Manchester offices. Ed was Senior Partner there until 2014.

Ed was a member of the Law Society Council from 1993 to 2006, and served as President of the Law Society of England and Wales between 2004 and 2005. He was a Judicial Appointments Commissioner between 2006 and 2011, and a member of the Legal Services Board from 2011 to 2015. Ed was also a Governor of the Legal Education Foundation until November 2018. He is currently President of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

Ed has acted for and advised a range of commercial clients over many years, including a major religious charity and numerous substantial local and regional businesses.

Anneliese Day QC.

A highly sought-after silk described as a ”leading lawyer of her generation” who handles some of the most high-value and complex cases in the world, both as Lead Counsel and as Arbitrator, Anneliese has extensive expertise in commercial, energy, construction, investment treaty, insurance, regulatory and professional liability disputes in both a national and international context.  In the last year alone, Anneliese has been involved in a number of high-profile international commercial disputes around the world, including; the termination of a US$350 million contract in Trinidad; one of the largest arbitrations in the world in Singapore involving a mine in Australia, and investment treaty claim against Kazakhstan in Washington DC and several high profile professional negligence and conflicts of interest claims in the UK, the DIFC and Cayman.  Since lockdown she has conducted a number of fully remote hearings in both courts and tribunals.

Sheleen McCormack

Sheleen McCormack is a barrister and is the Director of Fitness to Practise and General Counsel for the General Osteopathic Council. Sheleen has extensive experience of working within professional regulation in a variety of senior, legal roles including the Architects Registration Board and the General Pharmaceutical Council. She currently sits as a chair on fitness to practise panels for the Health and Care Professions Council and was formerly a Chair on the fitness to practise panels for the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service for  9 years.