A complete course, run in short (1hour +) sessions over 4 days (15 – 18 March) to provide lawyers and advisers, policy people and decision makers with an understanding of 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.

For the second time we are also offering ‘Defending a JR’ as part of the course, due to popular demand.

You’ll find the full schedule and confirmed speakers below.

Presented in partnership with 39 Essex Chambers and DLA Piper.

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 use practical use the learning from the course.

Full schedule below.

Monday 15 March:

Chair: Luke Robins-Grace, Public Law Project

9:00 – 10:15: Introductory Principles

George McLellan, DLA Piper

Rosie Scott, 39 Essex Chambers

16:00 – 17:15: Grounds for JR

Chair: Alison Pickup, Public Law Project 

Tom Tabori, 39 Essex Chambers

Tuesday 16 March:

Chair: Olivia Mowll, Public Law Project

10.15 – 11:30: Steps in a JR claim – from letter before claim to permission

Matthew Court, Public Law Project

16:00 – 17:30: Steps in a JR claim – from post-permission to final hearing, followed by JR Quiz

Nicola Kohn, 39 Essex Chambers

Sarah Burton and George McLellan, DLA Piper

Wednesday 17 March:

Chair: Steve Broach, 39 Essex Chambers

9:00 – 11:00: Funding a JR claim

Legal aid: Alastair Wallace, Community Law Partnership

CCOs and third party interventions: Sarah Burton, DLA Piper

Settlements and costs: Rachel Sullivan, 39 Essex Chambers

16:00 – 17:30: Defending a JR

Jonathan Blunden, DLA Piper

Andrew Deakin, 39 Essex Chambers

Thursday 18 March:

9:00 – 10:30: Case study

Emma Vincent-Miller, Public Law Project
Ollie Persey, Garden Court Chambers

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15 March 2021 - 18 March 2021
12:00 am

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