Thursday 3 March

IPReg Review of Regulatory Arrangements

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Date and time

Start: Thursday 3 March 2022, 12:30 PM

End: Thursday 3 March 2022, 01:30 PM

Event Overview

Join us for an event in conjunction with CITMA and IPReg and hear from Fran Gillon, Emily Lyn and Shelley Edwards who will lead a discussion focusing on IPReg’s review of regulatory arrangements which is now out for consultation. The changes are likely to have a significant impact on all attorneys so this is a good opportunity to give your views and influence the direction of IPReg regulation. During the webinar you will hear from IPReg followed by a Q&A chaired by CIPA Chief Executive Lee Davies. We will cover topics such as changes to the Rules of Conduct including transparency, and Continuous Professional Development (CPD).



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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.

Lee Davies, Chief Executive, CIPA

Lee Davies, Chief Executive, CIPA

Lee Davies has been the Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) since February 2012. Prior to this, Lee was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Institute for Learning (IfL), the professional body for further education teachers. Lee’s professional background is in engineering (mechanical services) and further education teaching. Lee has experience of the governance of professional bodies, having served as the President of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) in 2011-12.
Lee says that such a varied career, from apprentice plumber to CEO of CIPA, via organisations such as the Highbury College in Portsmouth, the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) and IfL, has left him a little confused about his professional identity. Lee now identifies as an ‘association leader’, although the concept of association leadership is, in Lee’s words, “woefully undervalued and little recognised in the UK”. Lee is a passionate advocate for the association sector and is President and Chair of the Institute of Association Leadership (IAL), where he leads the Chief Executives’ Forum.

Emily Lyn, IPReg

Emily Lyn, IPReg

Emily joined IPReg in March 2021 as Head of Regulatory Review. Prior to this she worked at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and played a key role in the reform of the regulatory framework for solicitors. Emily has a wealth of experience in legal services regulation and policy, having also worked at the Legal Services Board (LSB) and Legal Aid Agency.

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