Resources

Category: Conference papers


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    The Issue of Venue for Administrative Court Claims

    April 4 2012 | Conference papers | By David Gardner

    This paper explores Practice Direction 54D of the Civil Procedure Rules and the emerging jurisprudence on when it is appropriate for Administrative Court claims to be lodged in the Administrative Court Office in Wales. This paper also provides a guide for practitioners across Wales, as well as in England, on obtaining an Administrative Court hearing as locally as possible.

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    Funding Public Law Challenges

    April 4 2012 | Conference papers | By Louise Whitfeld and Tim Buley

    This presentation looks at the Legal Aid reforms and the options open to both individuals and organisations seeking to use the Administrative Court - including Protective Costs Orders (PCOs), Conditional Fee Agreement (CFAs), third party funding and the importance of the Bhata judgement for costs recovery in the wake of a public body conceding before hearing.

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    Litigating the Cuts: Recent Cases and Current Themes

    April 4 2012 | Conference papers | By Louise Whitfield

    Louise Whitfield pioneered the use of the equalities duties challenge funding decisions and continues to make ground breaking cases for community groups and NGOs, using the Administrative Court. This paper explores the development of this area through the analysis of recent cases.

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    Getting the Measure of Mental Health

    April 4 2012 | Conference papers | By Eve Piffaretti and Alun Thomas

    This paper considers changes made to the legislative arrangement in respect of the rights of people with mental health problems in Wales by the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 and how those rights can be enforced. The authors analyse how the Measure was drafted, its implementation via associated Regulations and what the likely impact will be.

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    Access to Justice for NGOs and Charities

    October 13 2011 | Conference papers | By Nicholas Hildyard and Ben Jaffey

    Judicial review for NGOs, charities and their lawyers: When should NGOs and charities bring claims? What kinds of claims are most likely to succeed? How can claims be funded? How can NGOs or charities minimise the costs risk of losing and get a Protective Costs Order? How does the Aarhus Convention help access to justice in environmental cases?



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    Court of Protection: An Update

    October 13 2011 | Conference papers | By Nick Armstrong and Alex Rook

    This paper looks at case law developing in the Court of Protection, including the Court's welfare jurisdiction and the difference between restriction of freedom and deprivation of liberty.

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    The Duty to Consult

    October 13 2011 | Conference papers | By David Wolfe QC and Gwion Lewis

    This paper provides practical points claimants should look for when challenging the legality of consultation processes, and how defendants can undertake consultation lawfully so as to avoid challenge.