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ARDL Webinar: The new Police Regulations and other recent developments in police regulation

Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Venue: Webinar via Zoom

Speakers: Cameron Brown QC (Red Lion Chambers) and Hugh Davies OBE QC (Three Raymond Buildings)

Chair: Paul Ozin QC (23 Essex St)

This seminar, postponed from 26/3/20, will now take place remotely on an appropriate platform on Wednesday 6/5/20 at 18:00. Hugh Giles (partner, Capsticks) who was previously lined up as a speaker is unfortunately unable to join us on that date. We are delighted to retain the other original speakers, Cameron Brown QC and Hugh Davies QC. Paul Ozin QC will chair the event.

Invitations to join the event on the remote platform will be sent to members registering for the event.

This seminar, the first ARDL seminar to focus on police disciplinary proceedings, will consider the new legislative and regulatory scheme and other recent developments in police disciplinary proceedings. It is intended to be of interest both to police law specialists and to the wider regulatory community.

A major overhaul of the police complaints and misconduct scheme comes in to force in 2020 effected by the Police (Complaints and Misconduct) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/2), the Police Appeals Tribunals Rules 2020 (SI 2020/1), the Police (Performance) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/3) and the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/4) and accompanied by new Home Office and IOPC Guidance. The regulations reflect a more streamlined process, with an overarching requirement to handle complaints in a reasonable and proportionate manner.

Cameron Brown QC (Red Lion Chambers) specialises in serious and complex criminal fraud and corruption cases. He sits as a Legally Qualified Chair for the Metropolitan, City of London and Ministry of Defence Police. He also sits as a Legally Qualified Chair for the Lawn Tennis Association and England Golf and as a Legal Assessor for the HCPC.

Hugh Davies OBE QC (Three Raymond Buildings Chambers) specialises in criminal and professional misconduct proceedings. He has extensive experience advising and representing police officers at public inquiries; inquests; during IPCC investigations; internal disciplinary proceedings; and associated judicial review proceedings, and is co-author of the leading OUP practitioner textbook, Police Misconduct, Complaints, and Public Regulation.

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 and civil actions, including police cases. He is the co-author of OUP’s ‘PACE – A Practical Guide to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984’ and the Consulting Editor of Blackstone’s Police Operational Handbook (2021-). He leads the 23 Essex Street Regulatory and Disciplinary team.