Blake Morgan Regulatory Seminar and Summer Drinks

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We are delighted to invite you to our evening seminar and summer drinks event, which we are holding in collaboration with Serjeants Inn Chambers on Wednesday 6 June.

We are now all familiar with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation. This event will not explain again what it says but rather focus on the risks that organisations now face in relation to it and how they can safeguard against those risks.

The evening will begin with a brief review of recent key developments in the professional disciplinary sector, delivered by Bradley Albuery, Regulatory Practice Group Leader at Blake Morgan.

We will then hear from Rachel Spearing, a regulatory and data law specialist in the Business & Specialist Crime Team at Serjeants Inn, who is an approved prosecutor for the Information Commissioner's Office.

The panel discussion that will follow Rachel's talk will be chaired by His Honour Brian Barker CBE QC, the former Recorder of London and veteran of numerous high profile inquests and inquiries. The panel will also include Sarah Clarke QC, Head of the Business & Specialist Crime Team at Serjeants Inn and Nick Leale, Professional Regulatory Team Leader at Blake Morgan .

The session will allow attendees to:

  • Develop an awareness of GDPR business risk; 
  • Be able to plan a practical response to those risks; 
  • Understand the use, process and reporting of internal inquiries for criminal & regulatory matters.

Our key speakers will cover:

Evaluating Risks & Strategy for managing GDPR compliance within organisations.

A practical review and evaluation of GDPR risks, with strategic solutions to safeguard organisations. This short presentation is designed to stimulate further discussion for the Q&A panel session and assist participants in complying with the new provisions and managing business risk.

Interactive Panel Discussion ‘Managing Internal Investigations’

Chaired by: HH Brian Barker, QC, CBE
Sarah Clarke QC and Rachel Spearing alongside Nick Leale from Blake Morgan provide insights for the use, purpose, preparation, and practicalities of conducting reviews and internal investigations for criminal and regulatory matters.
An interactive panel discussion with the audience will follow with pre-submitted questions and Q&A plenary. If you would like to submit a question for the panel please submit to

The presentation and panel discussion will be followed by networking and refreshments. We look forward to seeing you there.

Chair and speakers

Brian Barker CBE QC

Following a distinguished judicial career, His Honour Brian Barker CBE QC now chairs high-profile inquest and inquiries, a key practice area for Serjeants’ Inn.

Previously the Recorder of London - the Senior Judge at the Central Criminal Court - his work since retiring from the Old Bailey in 2015 includes the fresh inquest into the death of Pte Cheryl James at the Deepcut Army Barracks in 1995, a MOJ-funded Article 2 inquiry and a private members’ club internal inquiry.

He is the Current Judicial Panel Chairman of the British Horseracing Authority and the Independent Reviewer of National Security in Northern Ireland.

Bradley Albuery

Bradley Albuery is Regulatory Practice Group Leader at Blake Morgan. Listed as an Eminent Practitioner in the Professional Disciplinary field by Chambers & Partners Guide, Bradley is a long term professional regulatory specialist who manages and presents high profile cases on behalf of regulatory bodies and acts as the firm's relationship partner in relation to numerous large scale service contracts.

Sarah Clarke QC

Sarah Clarke QC is Head of the Business & Specialist Crime Team at Serjeants’ Inn and a specialist in insider dealing, market abuse, fraud and financial regulatory and disciplinary proceedings. Sarah acts for and against the FCA, SFO and advises corporate clients and individuals on internal investigations.

Rachel Spearing

Rachel Spearing is a member of the Business & Specialist Crime Team at Serjeants’ Inn. Undertaking a wide range of civil and criminal matters with an emphasis on financial, regulatory and disciplinary law on behalf of regulators, companies and individuals. Rachel prosecutes on behalf of the Information Commissioner’s Office and advises on compliance and reporting under the old and new Data Law.

Nick Leale

Nick Leale is Professional Regulatory Team Leader at Blake Morgan. A former barrister, Nick manages the firm's professional regulatory offering and operationally oversees the team's casework in a number of different disciplinary sectors. He is Treasurer of the Association and Regulatory Disciplinary Lawyers and has sat as Chair of CLT's Annual Professional Disciplinary Law Conference for several years.

Event details

06 Jun 2018
Blake Morgan - London
5.00 pm – Registration
5.30 pm – Introduction and opening remarks
5.45 pm – Presentation - 'Evaluating Risks & Strategy for managing GDPR compliance within organisations'
6.10 pm - Panel Discussion - ‘Managing Internal Investigations’
6.40 pm – Q&A
7.00 pm – Drinks and canapes

About your hosts

Nick is a specialist professional regulatory case manager/advocate and oversees the firm's contracts with a number of professional regulatory bodies.

Nick Leale
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020 7814 6923

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Bradley heads the firms Professional and Business Regulatory group which advises regulators, statutory bodies and organisations.

Bradley Albuery
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023 8085 7207

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