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London Seminar and Summer Drinks Reception: Allegations and Charges: Drafting and Responding

Time: 17:30 - 20:30
Venue: Blake Morgan LLP, 6 New Square, London EC4A 3DJ

This event is now fully booked. 

Time:   Registration 17.30

Seminar 18:00 – 19.30

Reception drinks & canapes 19.30 – 20.45

Seminar “Allegations and Charges: Drafting and Responding”

We are delighted to invite ARDL members to an in-person seminar and drinks reception in London.  The seminar will reprise the topic which proved so popular at our event in Manchester in February of this year.

The seminar will be followed by our London Summer Drinks Reception.

The seminar will be of interest to ARDL and JARDL members who act for regulators and those who act for registrants. Our speakers will cover key issues to consider when drafting charges and material considerations when responding, including the often thorny issue of whether to respond at all.


Tickets are now available via the button below. This is an ARDL member only event and there is no charge for tickets.

Please note: This is an in-person event with limited numbers, so please apply early.


Vivienne Tanchel – 2 Hare Court

Vivienne’s practice focuses exclusively on representing professionals before their regulators, in criminal courts, inquests, the High Court and in internal disciplinary investigations.  Vivienne appears before all the healthcare regulators including the Medical Professionals Tribunal and the General Dental Council.  She frequently appears before Performers List Decision Panels for GP’s and Dentists and has assisted both healthcare and financial professionals in internal investigations and hearings.

Before coming to the Bar, Vivienne worked in the city for 15 years and has adapted the skills of resilience, quick thinking on her feet and courage to her practice at the Bar.

Some of Vivienne’s recent cases include a successful appeal to the Administrative Court of a decision of the Medical Practitioner’s Service Tribunal, a successful Judicial Review of a decision of the GMC, representing the General Osteopathic Council in a complex case of sexual misconduct by a registered Osteopath and representing the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales in presenting a detailed complicated case against a medium sized well known accounting firm.

Vivienne represents interested persons at both Article 2 (including those with juries) and Jamieson inquests.  Her clients include NHS trusts, Consultants, GP’s and nurses.

Peter Mant – 39 Essex

Peter specialises in administrative law, mental capacity, and regulatory law. He is ranked as a leading junior in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners where he is described an “excellent advocate”, “calm in the eye of the storm” and “great on his feet”.

Peter has appeared in numerous High Court appeals and judicial review claims for and against regulators. The regulators that he has acted for and/or advised in recent years include the General Medical Council (GMC), Professional Standards Authority (PSA), General Dental Council (GDC), Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), Bar Standards Board (BSB) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He also acts for regulated professionals, companies and trade unions.

He is a contributor to two of the leading textbooks on regulatory law: Disciplinary and Regulatory Proceedings (10th Ed) and The Regulation of Healthcare Professionals (2nd Ed).

Chair Stephen Hooper  – Clyde & Co

Stephen is a senior associate in Clyde & Co’s London office, who qualified in 2008 and joined the firm in 2021.  His work covers a range of disciplines, with a particular focus on defending professionals involved in regulatory and disciplinary proceedings before bodies such as the GMC, GDC, HCPC and NMC, as well as internal NHS Trust/NHS England disciplinary proceedings, and university student disciplinary proceedings. He has been regularly ranked in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 for Professional Discipline. He is recognised as a “Rising Star” in the Legal 500 for Professional Discipline.

Stephen regularly represents hospitals and individual clinicians at inquests of varying length and complexity, in addition to providing general healthcare advice to NHS Trusts on issues including capacity, consent, Deprivation of Liberty Orders and Court of Protection applications.

Stephen’s criminal practice has seen him defend clients facing various allegations, ranging from sexual assault to fraud, gross negligence manslaughter and perverting the course of justice. He has frequently attended police and Counter-Fraud Squad interviews with clients, and has successfully defended clients in both Magistrates Court and Crown Court trials.

Throughout his career, Stephen has also maintained a broad practice in defending clinical negligence claims arising from a wide range of issues, from cancer misdiagnosis to catastrophic spinal injuries. This is in addition to having defended clients in a number of (predominantly sports-related) personal injury claims.