John Lyon has been Parliamentary
Commissioner for Standards since 2008. He is
responsible for applying the Code of Conduct for
Members of Parliament. This includes
overseeing the Register of Members’ Financial
The Commissioner is required to investigate
complaints against MPs alleged to have
breached the Code of Conduct. John Lyon has
conducted a range of high profile investigations
in recent years, including into alleged improper
conduct by Liam Fox, David Laws, Denis
McShane, Sadiq Khan, George Osborne, Jacqui
Smith, and Geoff Hoon, among others. He had
to deal with the parliamentary expenses scandal
shortly after taking office.
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We wish to thank Mayer Brown for its generous support of this seminar series.