Thursday 11 March

IPReg and Regulation – it’s more interesting than it sounds!

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Start: Thursday 11 March 2021, 12:30 PM

End: Thursday 11 March 2021, 01:30 PM

Event Overview

Fran Gillon and Shelley Edwards will lead a discussion focussing on IPReg’s strategy to ensure its regulatory framework encourages and supports innovation.  Looking at its current regulatory arrangements, topics will include IPReg’s policies on the Rules of Conduct, Continuous Professional Development, investigation and enforcement.  With its regulatory arrangements review underway, Fran and Shelley will discuss how IPReg will approach the task of reviewing its entire regulatory framework and the opportunities for engagement with the profession throughout the process.




Fran Gillion, IPReg

Fran Gillion, IPReg

Fran became Chief Executive on 1 August 2017. She has experience in economic and professional regulation, having held senior positions in Ofgem, Postcomm (the former postal services regulator) and the Legal Services Board (LSB). After leaving the LSB, Fran worked as a Special Adviser at Slaughter and May. Fran has a BSc (Econ.) from the London School of Economics and a Postgraduate Certificate in Competition Policy.

Shelley Edwards, IPReg

Shelley Edwards, IPReg

Shelley is a solicitor and joined the IPReg team in October 2017 after 11 years in a regulatory and public law team of a London firm.  She has experience working within a number of professional regulators across different sectors including healthcare, telecoms and the legal sector leading major change programmes, carrying out regulatory audits and reviews of cases, processes and procedures.  In her native New Zealand, Shelley was a Barrister practising criminal law with a special interest in youth criminal justice.

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