A complete course, run in 1hr + sessions over 4 days (23 – 26 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.

For the first 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 Brick Court Chambers and Herbert Smith Freehills.



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 23 November:

Chair: Maya Lester QC

9:00 – 10:15: Introductory Principles

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

16:00 – 17:15: Grounds for JR

Jennifer MacLeod, Brick Court and Nusrat Zar, Herbert Smith Freehills


Tuesday 24 November:

Chair: Maya Lester QC

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

Rakesh Singh, Public Law Project

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

Ollie Persey, Public Law Project and Katy Watts, Liberty



Wednesday 25 November:

Chair: Paul Bowen QC

9:00 – 11:00: Funding a JR claim

Legal aid: Daniel Rourke, Public Law Project

CCOs and third party interventions: David Heaton, Brick Court and James Wood, Herbert Smith Freehills

Settlements and costs: Charlotte Thomas, Brick Court

Chair: Andrew Lidbetter

16:00 – 17:30: Defending a JR

Malcolm Birdling and Emma Mockford, Brick Court


Thursday 26 November:

9:00 – 10:30: Case study

Paul Bowen QC, Brick Court & Matthew Court, PLP



Please note that due to capacity issues we have had to restrict student bookings for the moment. Please email Amélie for any further enquiries.

For any ticket enquiries, please email Rinku Yunusa.


23 November 2020 - 26 November 2020
9:45 am - 12:00 pm

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