For many years a feature of the Disciplinary Conference has been Tony Child's update of the year's legal events in the disciplinary world. We would like to take this opportunity to thank him for the wise words and advice he has imparted to us all.
All things must eventually change and next year Tony will be passing the baton on to his colleague Ros Foster - also of Browne Jacobson. Ros is an experienced public and regulatory law practitioner who trained in local government, working in house dealing with a wide range of contentious and non-contentious public law matters. She has substantial experience in the regulatory/disciplinary sphere as well as being involved in a number of judicial review challenges, on behalf of both claimant and defendant. She has a good track record of resisting challenges at the pre-action protocol and permission stages. We look forward to welcoming Ros next February and hopefully for many years to come!
The Professions provide standards enforced by disciplinary procedures – but what is the ultimate purpose of these and whose expectations should be the priority?
The 2017 Disciplinary conference will examine these opposing needs from the perspectives of the User, the Institution and the Member. Our speakers will be looking at:
That was the year … a Legal update
Ros Foster Browne Jacobson
Whose expectations? What expectations?
Hannah Eales Kingsley Knapley Anna Rowland General Medical Council
Justice Delayed is Justice Denied
Hodge Malek QC 39 Essex Chambers
Sanctions – let the Punishment fit the Crime
Marios Lambis 2 Hare Court
Michael Williams 2 Bedford Row
The Tribunal Composition
Andy Russell The Bar Tribunals & Adjudication Service
Susan Humble Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
Marion Smith QC 39 Essex Chambers
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The 'Disciplinary Conference' is the premier conference dedicated to professionals working in the sphere of professional regulation.
The conference was held on Friday February 8th, 2019 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel on Piccadilly.
As well as the usual mix of regulatory updates and industry news the conference offers a unique opportunity to meet and trade experiences with fellow professionals.
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This year we are againg lucky to have a wide range of speakers.
The 2017 Keynote will be given by The Hon. Mrs Justice Andrews
Confirmed Speakers include
Ros Foster Ros is an experienced public and regulatory law practitioner at Browne Jacobson LLP. Ros trained... Philip Newman Philip Newman was called to the Bar in 1977. For several years he practised as a litigation... Hodge Malek QC Hodge Malek QC has an impressive academic and practical background. He has both undergraduate and...
Ros is an experienced public and regulatory law practitioner at Browne Jacobson LLP. Ros trained...
Philip Newman was called to the Bar in 1977. For several years he practised as a litigation...
Hodge Malek QC has an impressive academic and practical background. He has both undergraduate and...
Hodge Malek QC has an impressive academic and practical background. He has both undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees from Oxford University. He is the general editor of the leading book on the law of evidence, Phipson on Evidence (17th ed. 2010) and the joint author of Disclosure (3rd ed., 2007; 2nd Suppl. 2011), both of which are often cited in judgments in common law jurisdictions. He was a member of the Commercial Court working party chaired by Lord Justice Cresswell on Electronic Disclosure.
He sits as a Recorder in both civil and criminal cases. He regularly sits as chairman of disciplinary panels of the Bar. He is a member of the Inn’s Conduct Committee and a Bencher of Gray’s Inn.
He has a successful and heavyweight commercial practice which includes the specific areas detailed below: commercial dispute resolution; banking and financial services; fraud; regulation and professional discipline, energy, insurance/reinsurance and procurement. He is particularly known for cases with an international element. He travels widely on cases, including Europe, Caribbean and the Middle East in 2009-2011.
He is a member of the bar of the British Virgin Islands and has been called to other bars for specific cases, such as Isle of Man (insider dealings on NASDAQ and letters of request) and Gibraltar (dealing in shares on Lisbon Stock Exchange). He has appeared in the Tribunal de Commerce and Cour d’Appel in Paris on a number of cases. He also conducts arbitrations and regulatory hearings. He has appeared before various ad hoc and specialist bodies, including INTERPOL, Copyright Tribunal, the Upper Tribunal (and its predecessors).
Marion Smith is Queens Counsel practising from 39 Essex Chambers. She specialises in large scale commercial and construction disputes, involving understanding and applying a complex contractual regime against a challenging technical and factual background. The main emphasis of her practice is:
Marion has extensive experience in representing and advising local and international clients in a broad range of contentious multi-party disputes. She advises and appears before the English High Court including the Commercial Court and the Technology and Construction Court as well as the Court of Appeal. She also appears as an advocate before a range of Tribunals, including under the Rules of the ICC, LCIA, LMAA and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Marion also advises and represents her clients throughout various ADR processes.
Marion regularly acts for clients offshore and has appeared recently in Trinidad and Tobago. Marion is frequently invited by leading law firms to speak on aspects of contract and international commercial arbitration law and procedure.
Since 2014 she has lectured at the Singapore International Arbitration Academy, part of the National University of Singapore’s Centre for International Law and the Faculty of Law. In addition she has provided expert evidence in foreign proceedings on English contract law.
Marion is a Visiting Senior Lecturer in the School of International Arbitration, part of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London.
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.
Ros is an experienced public and regulatory law practitioner at Browne Jacobson LLP. Ros trained in local government, working in house dealing with a wide range of contentious and non-contentious public law matters. She has substantial experience in the regulatory/disciplinary sphere as well as being involved in a number of judicial review challenges, on behalf of both claimant and defendant, and has a good track record of resisting challenges at the pre-action protocol and permission stages.
Ros advises CCGs on judicial review and public law/vires matters, is experienced in governance and standards matters and has recently been appointed to conduct investigations on behalf of the Professional Standards Authority, in relation to fitness to practice matters and on behalf a local authority’s Monitoring Officer, in relation to alleged breaches of standards.
Ros has substantial experience of information law, advising on responses to requests made under FOIA / DPA and EIR, as well as data sharing between public sector bodies. She supports clients in relation to investigations by the Information Commissioner and appeals to the First Tier and Upper Tribunals. Ros regularly advises NHS Trusts on matters relating to judicial review and disclosure both pre and post issue of civil litigation.
Ros acts as Legal Adviser to the Professional Conduct Committee of the CIOB and the Research, Compliance and Licence Committees of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), providing advice on a range of regulatory matters. She has also prosecuted and defended regulatory cases at the Magistrates’ Court in areas such as planning enforcement, health and safety, food safety and benefit fraud.
Tony ChildTony Child is a regular speaker at the Disciplinary Conference. His slot 'That was the year that was' is a feature that is strongly valued by conference regulars.
Tony is a Consultant at Browne Jacobson and is recognised in the Chambers and Legal 500 Directories of law firms as a leading practitioner in the fields of public, administrative and local government law.
Tony has been in legal practice for 41 years (39 years since qualification). Prior to joining Browne Jacobson in 2012, Tony was a Consultant in Beachcroft's Public Law Group from 2007 to 2012, a partner in Mayer Brown from 1995 to 2007, was employed as the Solicitor to the Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales from 1987-1995 and, prior to that, spent 19 enjoyable years in Local Government. He has extensive experience of advising public authorities and those who deal with them. He has extensive experience of judicial review, statutory appeals and other public law litigation with a track record second to none in defending and defeating challenges to, public authorities including a 100% success record in the many cases conducted on behalf of local government auditors in Wales and England. Tony has had the successful conduct of many leading cases in public and administrative law over the past 25 years.
His specialist knowledge extends to all aspects of public, constitutional and administrative law (including the impact of EU administrative and regulatory law). He provides advice across the whole public law field including human rights, data protection and freedom of information and on the conduct of major inquiries and investigations
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