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Manchester In-Person Seminar – Cops, Courts, and Coroners. When the regulator is waiting in the wings?

Time: 17:30 - 20:00
Venue: Manchester Art Gallery

An in person seminar dealing with the issues that arise when the lay client is not only in hot water with their regulatory body, but facing criminal investigation, prosecution or is required to provide evidence to the coroner.

Fiona Horlick QC will look at tactics and strategy during the criminal investigation and trial with an eye to subsequent regulatory proceedings.

Fraser Livesey will look at some real-world examples where HSE, GMC, CQC or the like are observing and taking notes when the lay client is called to give evidence in the Coroner’s Court.  What strategy to deploy and tactics to take? Will their evidence be pounced on and expose them to other proceedings?

Fiona Horlick QC,

Fiona has a regular and extensive practice both defending and prosecuting regulated professionals. This practice encompasses disciplinary proceedings before regulators, criminal trials, inquests and employment/internal disciplinary hearings

The professionals include but are not limited to Healthcare professionals such as doctors, dentists and pharmacists, Financial Services professionals including Accountants and Actuaries, Legal Services professionals including Solicitors, Barristers and Legal Executives.

She has represented many top consultants and surgeons in a wide variety of matters including poor clinical practice, dishonesty and sexual misconduct allegations. She has defended in the full range of performance, misconduct and health cases, often working in sensitive cases.

Fiona has conducted a number of serious and complicated cases regarding the regulation of actuaries on behalf of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Such cases invariably involve complex matters of expert evidence with regard to pensions and insurance.

Fraser Livesey

Fraser Livesey practices in the fields of health & safety, regulatory crime and general crime. He has 20 years’ experience and has been instructed as leading junior. He has acted for corporate and individual clients in health & safety prosecutions.

In the Coroner’s Court he has been instructed by both the MPS and MDU to act on behalf of doctors and other medical professionals and been instructed in Article 2 Inquests for commercial clients, local authorities and prison officers. He appears on behalf of doctors in the MPTS.

In the field of general crime he has both prosecuted and defended in large-scale drugs and money laundering conspiracies, fraud, trademark infringement, firearms, sexual offences and murder cases. He has experience as diverse as computer-related crime (including incitement to riot via facebook) through to ‘cow-ringing’.