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Public Law Project: How to do Judicial Review

How to do Judicial Review

28 FEBRUARY 2020
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM


A complete, one day course to provide lawyers and advisers, policy people and decision makers with an understanding of public law principles and how they operate in 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.

Course includes:

• Public law: who it affects, which decisions can be challenged, what remedies can be offered
• What kinds of decision can be challenged using Judicial Review?
• Public law wrongs
• Public bodies and public functions
• Differences between cases based on the Human Rights Act and other grounds
• Illegality and fairness
• Claims by pressure and public interest groups
• Using the freedom of Information Act in public law
• Third-party interventions in test cases
• Alternatives to judicial review
• Initiating a claim for judicial review and steps in a judicial review claim
• Initial advice and preparation
• Funding
• Pre-Action protocol
• Preparing to issue
• 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.

Speakers from 39 Essex Chambers and Public Law Project.

The course is delivered with the support of 39 Essex Chambers.

There will be a limited run of student tickets made available closer to the day.

Please note that all ticket bookings are manually processed by our events team. Please allow 1 business day for confirmation emails.

For any ticket enquiries, please email Amelie Godfrey.

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