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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.  

Who this event 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 to use the common law as an alternative to HRA
  • Make urgent JR applications with more confidence
  • Appeal cases to the ECtHR
  • Understand the Criminal Justice and Courts Act, what it limits and allows and implications for current and future JR reform
  • Use  public law to challenge criminalisation of marginalised groups and understand the private / public crossover with discrimination and damages claims.

Delivery and ticketing

The course is all online over Zoom, with seminars in 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. Discount tickets are for charities / NGOs / Third sector.  Please note PLP has ceased charging VAT on tickets for training events as of 1/4/22.  The event is in April so there is no VAT.


The programme is presented in partnership with Monckton Chambers.

Tuesday 26 April
9.00 – 10.30
Common law human rights in Judicial review

A short conversion course from using HRA to using the common law, considering what the British Bill of Rights will, or will not, be offering by way of protections, and which common law constitutional rights can be regarded as ‘constitutional’ in our courts.

  • Chair: Mia Leslie, Public Law Project
  • Alan Bates & George Peretz QC, Monckton Chambers
  • Professor Alison Young, University of Cambridge

Another speaker TBC

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
  • Derek Bernardi, Camden Community Law Centre
  • Khatija Hafesji, Monckton Chambers
  • Rachael Lenney, Wilson LLP

Wednesday 27th April
9.00 – 10.30:
The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015: 7 years on

The CJCA was the last major legislative JR reform prior to the Judicial Review and Courts Act. This session considers the impact and application of the CJCAs main JR features: The no substantial difference test and changes across interventions and costs, including the creation of Costs Capping Orders.  How have these impacted JR, and what can we learn from this concerning likely impacts of the current JR reforms?

  • Chair: Lee Marsons, Public Law Project
  • Michael Armitage and Imogen Proud, Monckton Chambers
  • Mustaqim Iqbal, Linklaters
  • Alastair Wallace

14.00 – 15.30: The private public divide
IMPORTANT! We are very sorry but due to unforseen circumstances this is moving to 18 May, 14.00 – 15.30

This session will look at the private law / public law crossover, including damages claims for discrimination arising in the public law context.

  • Ariane Adam, Public Law Project
  • Nikolaus Grubeck, Monckton Chambers
  • Greg O Ceallaigh, Garden Court Chambers

Another speaker TBC

Thursday 28 April
9.00 – 10.30: Appeals and representation to the ECtHR

Proposed Human Rights Act reforms will likely push many appellants to Strasbourg, and whether the reforms work or not this remains a route of appeal. This session looks at practicalities and preparation, representation and standing in an appeal to The Court.

  • Dan Carey, Deighton Pierce Glynn
  • Piers Gardner, Monckton Chambers
  • Najma Rasul, GoldJennings

14.00 – 15.30: Public law and criminal law

This seminar looks at the interaction between criminal and public law, specifically cases where criminalisation of a vulnerable group may be discriminatory and / or unlawful in public law and cases where the criminal justice system is at fault.

  • Sara Lomri, Public Law Project
  • Angharad Monk, Garden Court Chambers
  • Harriet Wistrich, Centre for Women’s Justice

Presented in partnership with Monckton Chambers.

26 April 2022 - 28 April 2022
9:00 am

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Standard Ticket

Price: £125.00
VAT: £0.00
Total: £125.00

Discounted Ticket

Price: £95.00
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