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PLP: Costs in Judicial Review

19 MARCH 2020
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM


This is a half-day morning training session on costs in judicial review, presented with the support of Doughty Street Chambers.

Morning chair: Sara Lomri, Public Law Project

10.00 – Costs in JR: Where we are now and case law update

Martin Westgate QC, Paul Draycott, Doughty Street Chambers

10.45 – Breakouts. Please choose 1 of 3.

1. Costs nuts and bolts for those representing individual litigants

Dan Clarke, Doughty Street Chambers
Sonal Ghelani, Migrants' Law Project

• Availability of legal aid
• Timescales and delays
• Payment under legal aid (incl. high costs case plans)
• Costs orders in favour of legally-aided parties
• Costs orders against legally-aided parties
• Common issues on assessment

2. Aarhus and costs in environmental judicial review

Richard Buxton, Richard Buxton Solicitors
Gillian Lobo, ClientEarth
Nina Pindham, No5 Chambers

3. Costs for defendants

Joanna Clement and Andrew Sharland QC, 11KBW

11.45 – Refreshment break

12.00 – Costs issues for NGOs, including CCOs, interventions, alternative funding and indemnity streams

Gillian Lobo, ClientEarth
Shu Shin Luh, Garden Court Chambers
Alison Pickup, Public Law Project
Sonal Ghelani, Migrant's Law Project
Fiona Couzens, Equality and Human Rights Commission

13.00 – Costs in judicial review: Where we need to go

Tom Hickman QC, Blackstone Chambers

13. 30 – Lunch

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