Please note that we will keep bookings open through the event, however if you book after 12.00 noon on 3rd July we may not process your booking in time for the next morning’s session, as processing may take up to 24 hours.

Advanced Judicial Review
Know how to do judicial review and want to up-skill?  This is the course for you, with insight and outlook across cutting-edge and key areas of practice in judicial review.

The course is delivered over Zoom, with webinars early morning and mid-afternoon to allow time for your work and other commitments.  All seminars are recorded for delegates to access after the event.

Presented in partnership with Monckton Chambers.

Who this training is for

  • Lawyers involved in all aspects of judicial review and public law, including
  • solicitors and barristers;
  • academics and researchers in public law;
  • policy people in Government or NGOs concerned with public law; law students.

As delegates you will learn about:

  • The how and why of interventions in judicial review
  • How to make urgent JR applications with more confidence
  • Appealing cases to the ECtHR
  • Efficient and effective costs recovery
  • The latest cases on procedure, including on standing and duty of candour.
  • Systemic legal challenges, how they are evidenced and defined.


Full price (those in private practice, Government and public bodies): £160
Discounted (NGOs, charities, trainees, pupils and paralegals, researchers and academics at universities): £90
Student tickets (full time students only): £20
NB: Links to Zoom webinars will all go out to all booked delegates the day before training begins (3rd July).

Full programme

Tuesday 4 July
9.30 – 11.00

The why and how of third party Interventions in judicial review
Third party interventions offer a unique opportunity for organisations to influence the outcome of judicial review.  This session will look at preparation, procedure, decision making, and the difference between interveners and interested parties in a JR.

  • Chair: Alice Stevens, Public Law Project
  • Anneli Howard KC, Monckton Chambers
  • Abigail Hamer, Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
  • Pierre Makhlouf, Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID)

14.00 – 15.30
Urgent judicial review
Lawyers are often (and quite naturally) nervous about out of hours applications and urgent JR. This session will look at practical aspects across immigration, homelessness and housing, and applying for urgent interim relief.

  • Chair: Rakesh Singh, Public Law Project
  • Bahar Ata, Duncan Lewis
  • Alan Bates, Monckton Chambers
  • Alice Irving, Doughty Street Chambers

Wednesday 5th July
10.30 – 12.00
An update on procedure and practice: Disclosure, standing and the impact of the Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022.
This session looks at caselaw and policy developments relevant to JR practice, including in disclosure and standing, the ouster clause affecting Cart JRs, and the effect and use of prospective only quashing orders, both brought in by the Judicial Review and Courts Act.

  • Chair: Gabriel Tan
  • Khatija Hafesji, Monckton Chambers
  • Imogen Townley, Wilsons LLP

15.00 – 16.30
Appealing to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)

This session looks at practicalities, preparation, representation and standing in an appeal to The European Court of Human Rights.

  • Piers Gardner (Chair) and Eric Metcalfe, Monckton Chambers
  • Dervla Simm, Hogan Lovells

Thursday 6 July
9.30 – 11.00

Systemic legal challenges
This seminar looks at judicial review claims challenging ‘unfairness inherent in the system itself’ that may give rise to an unacceptable risk of procedural unfairness (or similar cases).  Our panelists will discuss the threshold for proving systemic claims, relevant legislation (such as The Human Rights Act, PSED), how to evidence such claims, and at current judicial approaches to policy challenges of a similar nature.

  • Chair: Carla Clarke, Public Law Project
  • Ben Amunwa, 36 Bedford Row
  • Matthew Court, Public Law Project
  • Conor McCarthy, Monckton Chambers
  • Karolina Rychlicka, Just for Kids Law

14.00 – 15.30
Costs in Judicial Review
This session will look at a number of costs related issues, including; maximizing appropriate and efficient costs recovery in judicial review claims, costs budgeting in ‘heavy’ judicial review claims,  and a look at litigation funding from Law for Change, who financially support cases for the public good.

  • Chair: Azeem Suterwalla, Monckton Chambers
  • Unkha Banda, Deighton Pierce Glynn
  • Stephen Kinsella OBE, Law for Change’
  • John Halford, Bindmans
  • Anthony Whittaker, Whittaker’s Legal Costs

Programme presented in partnership with Monckton Chambers.


4 July 2023 - 6 July 2023
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Standard Ticket

Price: £160.00
VAT: £0.00
Total: £160.00

Discount ticket

Price: £90.00
VAT: £0.00
Total: £90.00

Student ticket

Price: £20.00
VAT: £0.00
Total: £20.00

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