Bookings will remain open until 2pm on Monday 8th November. However, please note that your booking will not be processed in time for the first session, Introductory Principles

A complete course, run in short (1hour +) sessions over 4 days (8-11 November) 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.

Presented in partnership with Herbert Smith Freehills and Brick Court Chambers.


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.

For student bookers – please note that this course is intended for practitioners.

All sessions are recorded and will be circulated with delegates after the training concludes.

Full schedule below.

Monday 8 November

Chair: Maya Lester QC, Brick Court Chambers

9:30 – 10:45: Introductory Principles

Tim Johnston, Brick Court Chambers
Jasveer Randhawa, Herbert Smith Freehills

15:00 – 16:15: Grounds for JR

Zahra Al-Rikabi, Brick Court Chambers
Nusrat Zar, Herbert Smith Freehills

Tuesday 9 November:

Chair: James McClelland QC, Brick Court Chambers

10.15 – 11:30: Steps in a JR claim – from letter before claim to permission
Jessie Brennan, Bindmans

15:00 – 16:30: Steps in a JR claim – from post-permission to final hearing, followed by JR Quiz

Gerard Rothschild, Brick Court Chambers


Wednesday 10 November:

9:30 – 11:30: Funding a JR claim

Chair: Paul Bowen QC, Brick Court Chambers

Legal aid: Emma Vincent-Miller, Public Law Project

CCOs & third-party interventions: Charlotte Thomas, Brick Court Chambers and James Wood, Herbert Smith Freehills

Settlements and costs: Charlotte Thomas, Brick Court Chambers

15:00 – 16:30: Defending a JR

Chair: Andrew Lidbetter, Herbert Smith Freehills
Malcolm Birdling and Emma Mockford, Brick Court Chambers


Thursday 11 November:

9:30 – 11:00: Case study

Paul Bowen QC, Brick Court Chambers
Alice Stevens, Public Law Project
More speakers TBA.

For any enquiries, please email Amélie.

Please note that all bookings are manually processed by a member of the Events Department and so it may take 1-2 working days to receive confirmation.

Delegates will receive access to the course 24 hours prior to the start of the first seminar.


8 November 2021 - 11 November 2021
12:00 am

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Standard Ticket

Price: £115.00
VAT: £0.00
Total: £115.00

Discounted Ticket

Price: £85.00
VAT: £0.00
Total: £85.00

Student Ticket

Price: £10.00
VAT: £0.00
Total: £10.00

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