Thursday 8 June

CIPA/CITMA IPReg Rule change

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Date and time

Start: Thursday 8 June 2023, 12:30 PM

End: Thursday 8 June 2023, 02:00 PM

Event Overview

IPReg’s Code of Conduct and associated rules are changing. The new regulatory arrangements will come into force on 1 July 2023.

Join us for an event to hear from Fran Gillon and Shelley Edwards who will lead a discussion focusing on the key changes and answer any questions you may have.

This event is free to all CITMA and CIPA members.

During the webinar there will also be a Q&A chaired by CIPA Chief Executive Lee Davies. We will cover topics including continuing competence, transparency requirements and the new Overarching Principles.

In advance of the webinar, you can find copies of all the new regulatory arrangements here. They are:

  • the Core Regulatory Framework. This includes:
  • Overarching Principles which set out the ethical behaviours that IPReg expects all regulated persons to uphold. This includes not only in your professional life but also your private life where it is relevant to your practice as a regulated person;
    • Code of Conduct. These are the standards of professionalism that IPReg expects, including when you are working on a pro bono basis.
    • the Standard Operating Procedures. These set out procedural matters in relation to authorisation and admission to the register, the disciplinary process and applying for a waiver of IPReg’s Rules.
    • the Glossary of terms.

We have also published a range of supporting guidance which will help you to understand the changes. We have written guidance for you to understand what the changes will mean in practice. This includes guidance on:

CITMA Members: Please contact [email protected] to book



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.

Fran Gillon, IPReg

Fran Gillon, 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.

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.

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