Apologies: This course has now been delayed.
We are settling another date in Bristol in mid-September and will keep delegates  and prospective delegates informed.  If you were looking to book this date you have two options.  You can register for early notification of the new date by writing and e-mail to us (training@publiclawproject.org.uk) or, if preferable, you can book on to the next date for the course in London on 7 June, here.


A complete, one day course to provide lawyers and advisers, policy people and decision makers with an understanding of public law principles and how they operate in bringing and defending judicial review claims.  The course is also relevant to those working in campaigning organisations with a legal strategy and those representing and advising marginalised groups in society.


Public law: who it affects, which decisions can be challenged, what remedies can be offered

  • What kinds of decision can be challenged using Judicial Review?
  • Public law wrongs
  • Public bodies and public functions
  • Differences between cases based on the Human Rights Act and other grounds
  • Illegality and fairness
  • Claims by pressure and public interest groups
  • Update on developing case law
  • Using the freedom of Information Act in public law
  • Third-party interventions in test cases
  • Judicial review remedies
  • Alternatives to judicial review

Initiating a claim for judicial review

  • Initial advice and preparation
  • Funding
  • Pre-Action protocol
  • Preparing to issue
  • Steps in proceedings
  • The final hearing and beyond

Supervised case studies at the end of the day will help delegates revise and put to use practical use the learning from the course.

The course is accredited with 6 CPD / BSB points.

The course runs from 10.00am – 5.30pm
Fees: Standard fee: £118.80 (£99 + VAT) per delegate; Discounted fee £90 (£75 + VAT) charities, voluntary sector, academics, students, trainee solicitors, pupils. 50% off third delegate when 3 book from the same organisation at the same time.
Fees include all course materials, refreshments and a light lunch.


This course is presented in collaboration with the South West Administrative Lawyers Association (SWALA) and is sponsored by Irwin Mitchell and University of the West of England with the further support of St John’s Chambers, Guildhall Chambers and No 5 Chambers.

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12 May 2016
12:00 am

Glendinning Lecture Theatre, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY