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Recordings of sessions will be made available to delegates after the event. • A week of breakfast and late afternoon / early evening online seminars, on the theme of ‘executive power’, designed to allow flexibility between training and work commitments • All sessions recorded for access to paying delegates post-event • Massively reduced pricing this year! £190 full price, £150 discounted (+ VAT) • Total of 15 Hrs BSB / CPD available throughout the week for those requiring this Monday 12 October 9:00 – 10:30 Plenary sessions Opening Address The Rt Hon Lord Justice Singh, UK Court of Appeal – “Judicial Review in 2020: a view from the Court of Appeal” Introduced by Jo Hickman, Director, Public Law Project Top Public Law Cases of the Year Bijan Hoshi, Public Law Project Jason Pobjoy, Blackstone Chambers Nusrat Zar, Herbert Smith Freehills 17:00 – 18.30 The operation of the Administrative Court during COVID and the move to online courts This panel asks ‘where are we now and where do we want to be, and for successful open justice what do we want to retain?’ Chair: Mr Justice Swift Natalie Byrom, The Legal Education Foundation and UK Independent Reviewer of COVID-19 Adaptations to Courts, Access to Justice Jo Hynes, Public Law Project Rachel Jones, Blackstone Chambers Shu Shin Luh, Doughty Street Chambers Tuesday 13 October 9:00 – 10:30: Breakouts: Please select 1 of 2. 1.Citizens’ rights post-Brexit This session will focus on Part 2 of the Withdrawal Agreement, specifically EU citizens’ rights and the European Union Settled Status scheme (EUSS) Tim Buley QC, Landmark Chambers Marina Fernandez-Reino, The Observatory Centre on Migration, Policy and Society Nicole Masri, Rights of Women Ollie Persey, Public Law Project 2. Judicial Review of the Regulators Andrew Lidbetter and Jasveer Randhawa, Herbert Smith Freehills 16:00 – 18:00: Plenary panels Judicial Review of the delegated power to legislate In recent times Parliament has conferred upon the Executive potentially far-reaching powers to legislate, such as in the context of separation from the European Union and in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This talk will address some of the general principles and recent case law that may be of particular relevance to the judicial supervision of powers to legislate. Hanif Mussa, Blackstone Chambers The use and abuse of statutory instruments This session will examine the UK Government’s use of statutory instruments as its primary method of law-making, even for important matters of policy and often with little parliamentary oversight. This session will use Brexit and Covid-19 statutory instruments as case studies to examine broader systemic issues with the UK’s statutory instrument system Tom de la Mare QC, Blackstone Chambers Alexandra Sinclair, Public Law Project and LSE Wednesday 14 October 9:00 – 10:30: Breakouts: Please select 1 of 2 3. The Post-EU Transition Landscape: Trade and Sanctions With the pandemic having forced countries to withdraw from one another and the end of the transition period now looming, the UK’s relations with the rest of the world will be key. This session considers: the prospects for international trade with our partners, including the progress transitioning EU third country free trade agreements into UK agreements… and the UK Internal Market Bill. The panel will also look at the opportunities for sanctioning those who threaten our interests, including the framework for trade, financial and immigration sanctions in the UK; and the likely terrain of public law challenges in both these contexts and what potential claimants and defendants can learn from elsewhere. Chair: Dr Julinda Beqiraj , Maurice Wohl Senior Research Fellow in European Law, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law Zahra Al-Rikabi, Brick Court Chambers Kate Meakin, Herbert Smith Freehills Dr Federico Ortino, Kings College London Naina Patel, Blackstone Chambers 4. Using the law to protect the vulnerable during COVID-19 This panel will look at the way public law and Judicial Review has been used during the pandemic to protect vulnerable communities across the areas of health, immigration detention, asylum support and NRPF, and support for children. Chair: Rosa Curling, Leigh Day Ayesha Christie, Matrix Chambers Deborah Gellner, ASAP Khatija Hafesji, Monckton Chambers Julian Milford QC, 11 Kings Bench Walk 16:00 – 17:30: Access to justice – challenging unlawful systems and obtaining redress This discussion looks at access to justice, in the context of identifying systemic unfairness, and obstacles to obtaining redress. Speakers will look at the constitutional right of access to justice and the case-law on its scope and application in practice, and at the Windrush compensation scheme as an example of failure to provide an adequate remedy when a mass injustice has been clearly defined and identified. Charlotte Kilroy QC, Blackstone Chambers Jacqui McKenzie, Centre for Migration Advice and Research and Mckenzie Beute Pope Chai Patel, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants Harriet Wistrich, Centre for Women’s Justice and Birnberg Peirce Thursday 15 October 9:00 – 10:30: Breakouts – please select 1 of 2 5. Race discrimination claims Why do so few human rights lawyers carry race discrimination claims? We pose this question to leading practitioners dealing with actions against the police, public inquiries and traveller and gypsy legal support and ask ‘What is the role of public law in tackling systemic race discrimination?’ Chanel Dolcy, Bhatt Murphy Sara Lomri, Public Law Project Denisa Gannon, Coventry Law Centre Allison Munroe QC, Garden Court Chambers Farhana Patel, Bindmans 6. Procurement and commissioning This session looks at recent case law of specific relevance to procurement and commissioning of services involving the voluntary sector and the provision of support and services to vulnerable groups. It will also take a look at Government commissioning during a national emergency. Chair: Jonathan Blunden, DLA Piper Jason Coppel QC, 11KBW Zoe Leventhal, Matrix Chambers David Lock QC, Landmark Chambers Parishil Patel QC, 39 Essex Chambers 16:00 – 17.30: Plenary panel Executive power and the pandemic The panel will consider the way Executive Power has been used in response to the COVID pandemic in different jurisdictions. Chair: Prof Jeff King, UCL Tom Hickman QC, Blackstone Chambers Jeremy Miles AM, Counsel General for Wales and Welsh Minister for European Transition Kate O’Regan, Director, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and South Africa’s COVID-19 Designated Judge Arianna Vedaschi, Full Professor of Comparative Public Law, Bocconi University and Trinity College Dublin COVID-19 Law and Human Rights Observatory Friday 16 October 09.00 – 10.30 The dynamics of Judicial Review litigation One of the features of judicial review claims during COVID (especially in the lockdown period) was the extraordinarily high number of claims that settled before hearing. Yet this was no aberration. This session looks at the dynamics of judicial review; the impact of the pre-action protocol (PAP) stage and, where PAP does not lead to a concession, the fact that many cases settle very quickly post-issue after interim relief granted. Chair: Alison Pickup, Public Law Project Carla Clarke, Child Poverty Action Group Polly Glynn, Deighton Pierce Glynn Zia Nabi, Doughty Street Chambers Professor Maurice Sunkin, University of Essex 10.30 Closing conversation: Elizabeth Prochaska, Chair of Public Law Project and barrister, 11KBW will be in conversation with Paul Craig, Emeritus Professor of English Law, Oxford University. They will discuss the Government’s proposed need for constitutional reform and the Independent Panel’s review of judicial review. Then, later than planned due to transatlantic time difference… 16:00 – 17:30: Algorithmic decision making and data discrimination Chair: Dr Joe Tomlinson, Public Law Project and University of York Professor Jeremias Adams-Prassl, University of Oxford Cori Crider, Foxglove Kevin de Liban, Legal Aid of Arkansas Ravi Naik, AWO Thank you to Blackstone Chambers and Herbert Smith Freehills for their support of this year’s JR Trends and Forecasts. Please note that all bookings are manually processed by our Events team – allow up to 2 business days to receive confirmation of your booking. To organise any group bookings of five people or more, please email Amélie. Please email Amélie for student ticket queries. Should you have any ticket or programme queries, please email the PLP Events Team. 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