Regulatory Blog

21 October 2020

Innovation and Regulation – Necessary Bedfellows

There is no buzzword in the legal sector right now louder than ‘Innovation’. The disruption caused by COVID has rapidly accelerated both the appetite and timescale for technological progress in the sector.  It has created the urgency for change which is so often required before people to move out of their comfort zone, in particular lawyers.


Sarah Harris

7 October 2020

Care Quality Commission (CQC) registration refused? Here’s what you can do

As per their annual report for 2018/19, the CQC issued 564 Notices of Proposal to Cancel Registration for the relevant period. This was 119 (26.7%) more than the previous year. We address what you can do in these circumstances, and also where an application for registration is turned down by the regulator.

Shannett Thompson

7 October 2020

Audit reviews: the process, pitfalls and published themes – how to get the best outcome when faced with an adverse finding

In our blog series, we have dealt with how the accountancy regulators put their spotlight on audit quality, and how firms should prepare for an audit quality visit from their regulator to ensure that it goes as smoothly as possible.

Sophie Bolzonello

6 October 2020

New High Court guidance on how regulators should word sexual misconduct charges

The High Court has provided clarity on how professional regulators such as the General Medical Council (‘the GMC’) should consider wording allegations of a sexual nature.

Shannett Thompson

6 October 2020

Student misconduct allegations and the right to a fair hearing

The temptation to approach the adjudication of a student complaint as merely an ‘internal process’, is one of the most common errors made by some higher education institutions. The process adopted must be capable of examination by an independent and external eye to ensure that at each stage of the process, the rights of all individuals involved are protected.

Sandra Paul

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