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Dealing with Rogue Partners and Partner Misconduct: Legal, Regulatory, Disciplinary and Best Practice issues for Firms and their Partners - Session Report

Jan 07, 2015

 We are pleased to attach a copy of the Report of the Professional Practices Alliance session on Dealing with Rogue Partners and Partner Misconduct, which was held on 6 November 2014.  

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Firms need to be prepared should a rogue partner emerge from the shadows;  the seminar addressed how firms might deal with the potential risk of partner misconduct,  from a legal, regulatory, disciplinary and best practice perspectives.  This report summarises some of the main areas of discussion and key issues that came out of the seminar*. 

The interactive session was led by a panel which included John Machell QC of Serle Court, Jenny McKeown of Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP and Jayne Willetts of Jayne Willetts & Co. It was chaired by Clare Murray of CM Murray LLP.


Nov 05, 2014

Professional Practices Alliance is hosting a breakfast panel discussion on
Dealing with Rogue Partners and Partner Misconduct:
Legal, Regulatory, Disciplinary and Best Practice Issues
For Firms and Their Partners
On Thursday 6 November 2014 at
Maurice Turnor Gardner, Milton House 15th Floor
Milton Street, London EC2Y 9BH
Registration and breakfast – from 8.00am
Panel Discussion – 8.30am – 10.00am

Partner and LLP Member misconduct can take many forms, from inappropriate conduct towards colleagues and clients, abuse of expenses, placing client monies at risk, gross negligence, misuse of confidential information and trying to poach clients and colleagues for a proposed move, to serious breaches of the firm’s policies and procedures.
This breakfast panel discussion will consider the key issues and best practice approaches to the legal, regulatory, reporting and risk management framework for firms in responding to such breaches through internal and regulatory body investigations and disciplinary processes and sanctions, together with the proactive steps which firms can take to reduce the risks of such conduct by their Partners and LLP Members in the first place.
Clare Murray, CM Murray LLP
Clare Murray advises professional services firms and their partners on partnership and employment law issues, including investigating and dealing with partner misconduct. 
Jenny McKeown, Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP                     
Jenny McKeown is a leading litigator who acts as “Presenting Officer” in disciplinary actions brought by chartered professional bodies involving their members.
John Machell QC, Serle Court
John Machell QC is one of the leading partnership and LLP silks, advising on a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious matters in the professional and financial services sectors.
Jayne Willetts, Jayne Willetts & Co and InfoLegal Ltd
Jayne Willetts advises on professional disciplinary investigations and appears as an advocate before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, as well as dealing with appeals to the High Court.
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