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Julie Norris is a partner in the Regulation and Professional Discipline Team. Julie specialises in the fields of health, professional and legal services, dividing her practise between acting for individuals and for regulators.
Julie works with a number of regulatory authorities, including the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the General Dental Council (GDC), the General Optical Council (GOC), the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (the Actuaries).
Julie is regularly asked to advise start-up bodies about their constitution, rules and fitness to practise regimes and provides training and legal updates to in-house teams and panels, most recently to the Actuaries on ‘principles based regulation’.
As co-author of The Law of Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions - A practical guide (February 2011, Oxford University Press), Julie is an authoritative source on all aspects of regulatory enforcement, and in particular on the impact of the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008, including the setting up and running of Primary Authority and the use of civil sanctions.
Julie advises professionals in relation to all aspects of their regulatory responsibilities, from the early stages of registration with their regulatory authority, through to representation at disciplinary hearings. Her recent defence work includes acting for and on behalf of a range of professionals, including doctors, solicitors, nurses, surveyors, pharmacists and veterinary surgeons.
Julie undertakes pro bono representation of students at hearings before the Conduct Committee of Lincoln’s Inn, the Inns of Court Conduct Committee and appeals before the Visitors to the Inns of Court.
Julie joined the Regulatory and Professional Discipline Department of Kingsley Napley LLP in 2007, following an early career at the Criminal Bar. She was made a Partner in 2011.
Julie is a Committee member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
Julie is regularly invited to speak at industry events, most recently on the following topics: regulatory enforcement (Whitehall and Industry Group, 2011); the regulation of cosmetic and plastic surgeons (The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, May 2012); drafting allegations (Lexis Nexis healthcare conference, November 2012); and dishonesty (CLT, March 2013).
Julie is described by Chambers and Partners 2013 as an “exceptional advocate”.
- The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
- Whitehall and Industry Group Lawyers’ Network (WIG)
- Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
- Co-author of The Law of Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions - A practical guide, (February 2011, Oxford University Press). Described as “an authoritative compendium of current law and practice”, it is the only text to provide comprehensive coverage of the new regulatory enforcement regime, dealing with the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 and the Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007
- Contributing editor to Kingsley Napley: Serious Fraud, Investigation and Trial, Fourth edition 
"...'Exceptional advocate'... She is described by one source as 'calm and realistic and very fluent'..."
Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2013
“...'Organised and concise' Julie Norris has built up a great rapport with clients thanks in part to her 'good sense of humour.' She is a published authority on regulatory enforcement and has captured the respect of the market"
Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2012