An intensive one-day, in-person course covering the basics of judicial review from introductory principles and grounds, to the practical steps in a JR claim, funding, costs, interventions and finishing with an interactive case study.

Who should attend:

  • Junior and trainee lawyers, advisers, advocates and anyone likely to be involved in judicial review claims, or increase their understanding of JR to help their clients.
  • Anyone responsible for legal policy in NGOs or Government, or those tasked with Government decision making.
  • Those working in campaigning organisations with a legal strategy and
  • Those representing and advising marginalised groups in society

Presented in partnership with Allen & Overy, Brick Court Chambers and Irwin Mitchell.

The course includes:

  • Judicial review: who it affects and what remedies can be offered
  • What can be challenged and by who
  • Differences between cases based on the Human Rights Act and other grounds
  • Claims by pressure and public interest groups
  • Third-party interventions and CCOs
  • Steps in a judicial review claim
  • Funding and costs
  • Public law quiz!

Plus supervised case studies at the end of the day, to help delegates revise and put to practical use the learning from the course.

Please note there is a new price for advisers (i.e. those advising but not qualified as, or training to be, solicitors or barristers).
The discounted ticket is for charities / NGOs and trainees / pupils.

For student bookers
You are welcome to book a student ticket if in full time education and able to provide us with a .ac address, though please note that this course is intended for practitioners.

Delegate pack
We provide an electronic delegate pack with extensive reference papers and notes, commonly used forms etc. If you wish to access the material on the day, please bring a device with which to do so. There are some charging points around the conference space, but these are limited, so please do bring a fully charged device if you can. If you require a printed pack for accessibility reasons, please email to request one. As we have a very limited run of packs you must give a good reason.

Joining instructions will be sent via email the business day immediately preceding the conference/training course.

Full schedule below.

9:30-9:45: Arrival and refreshments 

Morning Chair: Hannah Moxsom, Public Law Project

9:45-10:45: Introductory Principles 

  • Alastair Richardson, Brick Court Chambers

10:45-11:15: Grounds for JR 

  • Jennifer MacLeod, Brick Court Chambers

11.15-11.30: Break 

11:30-12:30: Steps in a JR claim – from letter before claim to permission 

  • Katie Wilkins, Irwin Mitchell 

12:30-13:15: Lunch 

13:15-14:15: Steps in a JR claim – from post-permission to final hearing, followed by JR Quiz 

  • Aarushi Sahore, Brick Court Chambers

14:15-14:45: Funding and Legal aid 

  • Oliver Carter, Irwin Mitchell 

14:45-15:00: Break 

15:00-15:30: CCOs & third-party interventions 

  • David Siesage, Allen & Overy

16:00-16:10: Short break 

16:10-17:30: Case study 

  • Frances Beddow, Allen & Overy
  • Alice Stevens, Public Law Project 

March 27th, 10:00-11:30 (online via Zoom): Defending a JR

  • Malcolm Birdling, Brick Court Chambers

Time TBD: online via Zoom, Settlements and costs

  • Jagoda Klimowicz, Brick Court Chambers

Presented in partnership with Allen & Overy and Brick Court Chambers.

20 March 2023
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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One Bishops Square
E1 6AD

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Standard Ticket

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

Discounted Ticket

Price: £90.00
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Total: £90.00

Advisers Ticket

Price: £50.00
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Total: £50.00

Student Ticket

Price: £20.00
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Total: £20.00

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