Training: How to do Judicial Review

How to do Judicial Review

Location: London

Address: Bates Wells Braithwaite
10 Queen Street Place
London EC4R 1BE

Start date: March 28 2018

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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.


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
  • Update on developing case law
  • Using the freedom of Information Act in public law
  • Third-party interventions in test cases
  • Judicial review remedies
  • Alternatives to judicial review

Initiating a claim for judicial review

  • Initial advice and preparation
  • Funding
  • Pre-Action protocol
  • Preparing to issue
  • Steps in proceedings
  • The final hearing and beyond

Supervised case studies at the end of the day will help delegates revise and put to use practical use the learning from the course.

Confirmed speakers so far include:

Barristers from Garden Court
Solicitors from Public Law Project
Solicitors from Baites Wells and Braithwaite
Presented with the support of Bates Wells Braithwaite and Garden Court Chambers