POSTPONED: In light of revised Government advice we are postponing ‘Costs in judicial review’.  We will seek an alternative date later in the year whilst also looking at a remote participation version of the event.  We want to thank you all for bearing with us and we will be in touch soon with revised plans.

This is a half-day morning training session on costs in judicial review, presented with the support of Doughty Street Chambers.

Morning chair: Sara Lomri, Public Law Project

10.00 – Costs in JR: Where we are now and case law update 

Martin Westgate QC, Paul Draycott, Doughty Street Chambers

10.45 – Breakouts. Please choose 1 of 3. 

1. Costs nuts and bolts for those representing individual litigants

Dan Clarke, Doughty Street Chambers

Sonal Ghelani, Migrants’ Law Project

  • Availability of legal aid
  • Timescales and delays
  • Payment under legal aid (incl. high costs case plans)
  • Costs orders in favour of legally-aided parties
  • Costs orders against legally-aided parties
  • Common issues on assessment

2. Aarhus and costs in environmental judicial review

Richard Buxton, Richard Buxton Solicitors

Gillian Lobo, ClientEarth

Nina Pindham, No5 Chambers

  • Introduction to Aarhus background and overview
  • Costs complaint before the Compliance Convention Committee re. extension to s.288 Town and Country Planning Act
  • Interested parties’ entitlement to permission costs

3. Costs for defendants 

Joanne Clement and Andrew Sharland QC, 11KBW

  • Costs at the permission stage
  • Costs on settlement
  • CCOs and considerations for defendants
  • Costs against legally aided parties
  • Costs in favour of legally aided parties

11.45 – Refreshment break 

12.00 – Costs issues for NGOs, including CCOs, interventions, alternative funding and indemnity streams

Alison Pickup, Public Law Project
Fiona Couzens, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Sonal Ghelani, Migrant’s Law Project
Shu Shin Luh, Garden Court Chambers

13.00 – Costs in judicial review: Where we need to go 

Tom Hickman QC, Blackstone Chambers

13. 30 – Lunch



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