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Unrepresented Registrants – pitfalls, initiatives and an advocate’s approach when acting against

Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Venue: Webinar via Zoom

Speakers: Rosalind Scott Bell (Deans Court Chambers), Kathryn Sheridan (Associate Barrister, Kingsley Napley LLP), Maree Allison (Director of Regulation, Scottish Social Services Council)

Chair: Catriona Watt (Partner, Anderson Strathern)

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.

The ARDL membership page is https://www.ardl.org.uk/sign-up/


Join us for this remote seminar where we’ll be exploring:

Unrepresented Registrants – pitfalls, initiatives and an advocate’s approach when acting against

ARDL are delighted to welcome three speakers who will each explore a different aspect of the challenges posed by registrants who are unpresented in proceedings. This seminar will cover the pitfalls for someone who is unrepresented and advice for advocates facing unrepresented registrants. We will look at how the SSSC as a regulator approaches this, the proportion of registrants who are represented, the impact representation makes, and initiatives to increase representation and engagement.


Rosalind Scott Bell (Barrister at Deans Court Chambers, Manchester). Rosalind was a door tenant at Trinity Chambers, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. From 2010 – 2018 she sat as Legal Assessor at the GMC/ MPTS.  Rosalind regularly represents registrants before the MPTS, HCPC and many other disciplinary Tribunals, and at also at Inquests. She is also a Grade 4 prosecutor and regularly defends in criminal cases too.

Kathryn Sheridan (Associate Barrister, Kingsley Napley LLP). Kathryn is a barrister in Kingsley Napley’s Regulatory team. She is an experienced Regulatory and Criminal law advocate. In the field of regulatory discipline, Kathryn has extensive experience of prosecuting healthcare practitioners on behalf of the Health and Care Professions Council ranging from serious sexual misconduct to lengthy competency cases. Outside of healthcare, she regularly presents cases on behalf of the Architects Registration Board and has acted for the Teaching Regulation Agency, General Dental Council and CILEx Regulation. 

Maree Allison (Director of Regulation, Scottish Social Services Council). Maree is the Director of Regulation at the SSSC, who are the regulator for the social work, social care and early years workforce in Scotland. Before joining the Council in 2010, Maree was a solicitor in private practice.


Catriona Watt (Partner, Anderson Strathern). Former ARDL Chair Catriona Watt focuses on public protection through her work in professional discipline and regulation, public law, complex medical negligence cases and adult incapacity. She leads a number of client relationships including, the General Medical Council, the General Teaching Council for Scotland, the Architects Registration Board and the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland. She also advises on public inquiries, governance and reputational issues.