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A conference for lawyers, advisers, advocates, campaigners, policy advisers, senior voluntary sector personnel and legal services in public bodies.

Morning Sessions



Chair: Ben McCormack (Garden Court North Chambers)

Opening Address: The Hon Mr Justice Stewart, Queen’s Bench Administrative Court Liaison Judge for the Northern and North Eastern Circuits

A Year in Judicial Review: S Chelvan (No.5 Chambers)

Looking to the Future: Vijay Jagadesham and Lucy Mair (Garden Court North Chambers)

Afternoon sessions



Chair: Carol Storer (Legal Aid Practitioners Group)

An Update on the Judicial Review Reforms, and Their Consequences: Ravi Low-Beer (Public Law Project)

The Public Law Debate: How Will People Challenge Government Decisions Following the Judicial Review and Legal Aid Reforms?

Chair: Carol Storer (Legal Aid Practitioners Group)
Phil Shiner (Public Interest Lawyers)
James Stark (Garden Court North)
S Chelvan (No.5 Chambers)
Yogi Amin (Irwin Mitchell)
Karen Ashton (Public Law Solicitors)

Morning Breakout Sessions (choose 1 of 4)



  1. Introduction to Public Law and Judicial Review Ravi Low-Beer (Public Law Project)
  2. Funding Options Under Conditional Fee Arrangements / Protective Costs Orders Justin Neal (Irwin Mitchell)
  3. Using Judicial Review in Immigration Cases Lucy Mair and Sarah Daley (Garden Court North)
  4. Judicial Review Remedies for Children and Young People James Stark (Garden Court North)

Afternoon Breakout sessions: (Choose 1 of 5)



  1. Using International Law in Public Law Claims Phil Shiner (Public Interest Lawyers)
  2. Pre-Permission Costs: reducing the risk of non-payment Karen Ashton (Public Law Solicitors))
  3. Court of Protection Updates Mathieu Culverhouse (Irwin Mitchell)
  4. Public Law Remedies for Detained Persons Ian Brownhill (No.5 Chambers)
  5. Obtaining exceptional funding under LASPO – is it worth applying? Carol Storer (Legal Aid Practitioners Group)




Standard fee: £180 per delegate (£150 + VAT).

Discounted fee: £90 per delegate (£75 + VAT). Charities, voluntary sector, academics, students, trainee solicitors & pupils

Advisers: £60 per delegate (£50 + VAT). Caseworkers, advisers in CAB’s, Age UK, student advisers and lay advocates working in the voluntary sector.

50% off third delegate when 3 book from the same organisation at the same time. Fees include refreshments and lunch.

Solicitors and barristers earn 5.5 CPD / BSB

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Full Programme detailed pdf programme and booking form

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