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11a. Debate on the proposals of the Roberton Review
Thursday 13 June 2019
05:45pm - 07:15pm
Mike Daily, David Flint, Nicola Irvine and Roddy Dunlop QC
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Debate on the proposals of the Roberton Review - A fresh start or modernising what we have, which serves clients, the profession and the public best?

The Independent Review of Legal Services Regulation in Scotland (the Roberton Review) was established by the Scottish Government to make independent recommendations to reform and modernise the statutory framework for the regulation of legal services and complaints handling.

Full details of the Review recommendations can be found in the Roberton Review Report. The Report makes 40 recommendations, but the primary recommendation is that there should be a single regulator, independent of both government and those it regulates, for all providers of legal services in Scotland. The proposed single regulator’s remit will include entry, standards and monitoring, and complaints and redress.
The Royal Faculty is pleased to bring together a distinguished panel of speakers who will lead the debate on the potential implications of the Review's recommendations.
In favour of "a fresh start" - David Flint and Mike Daily 
In favour of "modernising what we have" - Nicola Irvine and Gordon Jackson QC 
The debate will be chaired by Douglas Mill

Douglas Mill (DM Consulting)
Douglas spent 18 years in private practice. He was CEO of the Law Society of Scotland for 12 years and has been consulting now for 9 years - acting for c120 firms of solicitors. 
He is also the Former President of the International Institute of Law Association CEO's and Director of Professional Legal Practice at Glasgow Law School and has co-authored 4 management texts.

Nicola Irvine (Dean of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow) 
Nicola is a partner at Russells Gibson McCaffrey, having joined the firm in 2002 and specialises in civil litigation, commercial disputes, debt recovery and criminal defence work. She is Dean of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow and serves on the Civil Justice Committee of the Law Society of Scotland.

Roddy Dunlop QC (Treasurer of the Faculty of Advocates) 
Roddy Dunlop has a wide and varied caseload which has given him a great deal of experience in court, appearing at every level within the Scottish civil court system. His expertise covers media law, professional negligence, professional discipline, insurance law, commercial disputes, procurement, intellectual property, human rights, prescription and limitation, and judicial review. He is the only Scottish silk to be ranked in seven separate practice areas by Chambers UK, who place him as a Band 1 Silk in the areas of professional discipline, professional negligence, commercial dispute resolution, media law, medical negligence and public procurement.

Mike Dailly (Principal Solicitor, Govan Law Centre)
Mike has around 25 years' experience of advocating for consumers and vulnerable people in financial difficulty. He is a Solicitor Advocate with a demonstrable track record in the legal services industry, and an experienced non-executive director with regulatory knowledge across several UK and EU sectors.
Last October, Mike was appointed to the Board of the Single Financial Guidance Body by the UK Minister for Pensions and Social Inclusion which commissions and provides debt advice, money and pensions guidance to the public across the UK, and leads on the UK’s financial capability strategy. 
He is a Board member of the Scottish Housing Regulator and a member of the European Banking Authority's expert panel. He was a member of the Financial Conduct Authority's Consumer Panel from 2009 to 2015 and chaired its working group advising the FCA on the regulation of retail banking, mortgages, consumer credit and general insurance. 

David Flint (formerly Partner at MacRoberts LLP and now independent legal consultant)


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