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Chair Appointed to Run RICS Suppression Scandal Review Resigns

Chair Appointed to Run RICS Suppression Scandal Review Resigns
13 April 2021
 

A QC appointed to conduct the review into the events that led to the firing of four non-executive RICS directors in 2019 has resigned.

Peter Oldham QC, a specialist in advising and litigating in public, local government, education, employment, procurement and state aid law, was appointed by RICS in February 2021, but will now be replaced by Alison Levitt QC.

RICS has stated that Oldham is to resign for “professional reasons”.

Levitt will take over as Independent Reviewer as of Monday 12 April and RICS’ Steering Committee thanked Oldham for his involvement to date.

Levitt will be assisted by barrister Christopher Foulkes, also of 2 Hare Court Chambers. They are instructed by Kingsley Napley, Solicitors to the Independent Review.

RICS confirmed on 21 January 2021 that the independent review would go ahead, after four non-executive directors claimed that they were let go from their positions after drawing attention to a potentially damaging BDO governance report. 

The review is predicted to be completed by mid-June 2021.

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Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 13 April 2021

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