Originally from a criminal practice, which encompassed major frauds and terrorist cases, including the first Iraqi Hijacking trial in which he was the youngest counsel instructed, Marios Lambis has been undertaking criminal, professional discipline and regulatory work for all of his career. His experience and level of knowledge has led to him undertaking work before most regulators not only presenting and defending but also advising. This included being one of only eight lawyers (the only junior counsel) invited to advise on the new fitness to practice rules for the organisation that was to take over the hearings for the General Medical Council.
He has advised and/or represented the Home Office, multinational enterprises, non-governmental organisations and many regulators in areas ranging from environmental pollution, health & safety, fitness to practice of professionals of all descriptions including those facing criminal allegations and the prospect of loosing their liberty.
He has been asked to chair meeting between multinationals and NGO’s both overseas and in the United Kingdom.
Marios is also a Recorder of the Crown Court with a licence to try Serious Sexual Offences, which brings invaluable experience to clients.
Disciplinary Manager at the Institution of Structural Engineers
Kristy has worked in the professional body sector for many years, in the area of chemistry education, registration of scientists and for the last 7 years as Disciplinary Manager at the Institution of Structural Engineers. Kristy manages all aspects of the disciplinary process, including the initial investigation process whereby allegations are made and refuted and facts and evidence to support the assertions are submitted by the complainant and the member against whom the complaint is made.
It is increasingly evident that the presentation of the initial complaint is immensely important and is key in terms of being able to perform the investigation, screening, consideration and assessment of any complaint. The Institution’s procedures are constantly under review and Kristy is currently working closely with the Institution’s Professional Conduct Committee to produce new tools to assist both complainants and members to better structure their submissions.
The Institution is governed by it’s own Charter, Bylaws and Regulations and, in addition, as a Registered Body of the Engineering Council, licenced to award the designations CEng, IEng and TechEng , is obliged to abide by the Licencing requirements set down by the Engineering Council, these include requirements for the Disciplinary Process.
When Kristy is not in Disciplinary Manager mode, she enjoys cycling, cooking and not disciplining her 2 young children!
Jonathan Green, Director of Fitness to Practise - General Dental Council
Jonathan qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and was appointed as the GDC’s Director of Fitness to Practise in December 2014. He was previously the interim Director of FtP.
He joined the regulator in 2013 as the Head of the In-house Legal Prosecutions Team having worked as a medical lawyer in private practice and the Royal College of Nursing.
In private practice, Jonathan specialised in clinical negligence, public law and medical ethics cases.
At the RCN, over 7 years, Jonathan represented over 200 nurses before their professional regulator, the NMC. He also sought significant changes to the Independent Safeguarding Authority's automatic barring scheme and was later invited to work with the Home Office on drafting the latest statutory guidance for handling Criminal Record checks.
Richard Farrant has been a financial, energy and competition regulator, having held senior positions in the Bank of England, Isle of Man Treasury, Hong Kong Banking Commission. Securities and Futures Authority, Financial Services Authority, Gas and Electricity Markets Authority and Competition Commission.
He has also held non executive board and trustee roles in UK investment banks and charities and acted as a companies act inspector.
He was appointed as a lay member to the Investigation Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) in 2000, which settles the majority of the Institute’s disciplinary cases, and its chairman in 2002. On retirement from this position he was appointed as a lay member of the Institute’s Disciplinary Tribunals, and has been a chairman of tribunals since 2013.
The “very thorough lawyer” Timothy Dutton QC has a wide commercial practice; with experience in all areas of:
After completing his term as Chairman of the Bar Council in 2008 Timothy Dutton QC returned to full time practice, and was the Head of Chambers at Fountain Court from 2008-13. Timothy is currently ranked in both Chambers UK & Legal 500 as a leading Silk and a star individual in Professional Discipline. He has undertaken a large number of high profile cases and is described as a “doyen of the bar when it comes to professional conduct.” Timothy Dutton QC also accepts appointments as an arbitrator and to chair inquiries.