Chair: Iain Miller, Kingsley Napley
Juliet Oliver, General Counsel, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Christine O’Rourke, Head of Conduct Standards, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
At this seminar we will look at emerging new themes in the regulatory obligations for professionals, for example in relation to interactions with colleagues and clients, including issues such as discrimination, diversity and inclusion and challenging unethical practices. The speakers will discuss these in the context of RICS’ new code for RICS members (which came into force in February 2022) and the SRA’s current consultation on future changes to the code of conduct for solicitors.
Chair: Iain Miller, Partner in Kingsley Napley LLP.
Iain Miller has worked in the regulatory field for over 25 years and during that time has acted for many of the professional regulators. His main specialism is legal services regulation where he advises a number of firms regulated by the SRA. He is a former Chair of ARDL and is also the General Editor of Cordery on Legal Services.
Juliet Oliver, General Counsel to the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
At the SRA Juliet is responsible for legal advice and support on the development of legislative and regulatory reform – leading the root and branch review of its standards and regulations – as well as matters of governance and compliance. She also leads the SRA’s legal and enforcement function, as well as the organisation’s dedicated anti money laundering directorate.
Previously a partner at Fieldfisher she acted for regulatory bodies across sectors including healthcare and law. This built on her previous experience in house at the General Medical Council, which she joined in 2003. Her responsibilities included advising on high profile disciplinary cases and matters, including the Shipman and Mid Staffordshire public inquiries.
She is Chair of the Investigation Committee and a Case Examiner at the General Optical Council, and sits on the Professional Standards Committee of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants as well as the Audit Committee of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Law Society’s Mental Health and Disability Committee.
Chrissie O’Rourke, Head of Conduct Standards for Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Chrissie O’Rourke has responsibility for the Rules of Conduct and other standards relating to professional conduct at RICS. She previously led the investigation and disciplinary teams in RICS regulation, and has a background in professional regulation and complaints handling, including roles at the General Teaching Council for England, the British Psychological Society, the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors and the Pensions Ombudsman.