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  • photo for Mick Antoniw AM, Counsel General for Wales

    Mick Antoniw AM, Counsel General for Wales

    June 1 2017 | Audio files | By Mick Antoniw AM

    The Counsel General talks to The Wales Bill, Brexit, Article 50, the Miller Judgment and the Sewell Convention. This was recorded at the PLP Wales conferecne on 27 April 2017.

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    Public law and the Investigatory Powers Bill

    November 18 2016 | Audio files | By Ben Jaffey, Cathryn McGahey QC, Graham Smith, Richard Hermer QC

    The investigatory Powers Bill (IPB) provides a legal framework to UK state surveillance, purporting to balance personal privacy with the needs of state to provide security and prevent fraud and terrorism. The panellists disucss the public law issues arising from the so called ‘snoopers charter’.

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    The limits of judicial authority

    November 3 2016 | Audio files | By Prof Mark Elliott

    There has been a good deal of discussion of late about the notion of judicial overreach, the suggestion being that "judicial power" needs to be more carefully confined than it has been in the recent past. In this talk, Mark Elliott, while acknowledging that there must be, or are, limits to judicial power, will critically examine and challenge the argument that the courts are guilty of significant overreach.





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    Public Law and Brexit

    November 2 2016 | Audio files | By Martin Chamberlain QC

    How will EU law cease to apply in the UK subsequent to 'The Great Repeal Bill'? What are the implications for the future of law referencing EU institutions? Martin considers these and many other questions addressing to our annual conference in October 2016.

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    Why Henry VIII Clauses Should be Consigned to the Dustbin of History

    November 6 2015 | Audio files | By Richard Gordon QC

    Henry VIII clauses by which Acts of Parliament may be changed by delegated legislation are a constitutional anomaly. They are derived from a time when the Crown exercised absolute power.
    In the modern age they have the potential to subvert the sovereignty of parliament and substitute executive tyranny.

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    HRA just satisfaction claims for companies - Audio

    May 9 2014 | Audio files | By Adam Straw

    This talk and accompanying paper looks at recent developments in the application of the principle of just satisfaction in a commercial context, including the Infinis case, and other examples of using human rights grounds to obtain substantive commercial results.

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    Privacy and Data Protection claims

    April 25 2014 | Audio files | By Guy Vassell-Adams and Kirsten Sjøvoll

    This talk focuses on the broad range of remedies available in claims for breach of confidence and

    misuse of private information and under Article 8 ECHR and the Data Protection Act 1998. It considers

    the central building-blocks of such actions and discusses tactical considerations for public lawyers.

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    Common law remedies

    April 17 2014 | Audio files | By Richard Hermer QC

    This talk examines the range of remedies available in private law claims as well as analysing the principles and practice of the quantification of damages.

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    Freedom of Information and Information Law Issues

    January 20 2014 | Audio files | By Tim Pitt-Payne QC

    This talk and associated paper deals with rights of access to information held by public authorities – especially under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (“EIR”); It also covers judicial review in information privacy cases about the retention/disclosure of information by public authorities, involving Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) and/or Article 8 of the Convention.

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    A Year in Judicial Review 2013

    November 8 2013 | Audio files | By Nathalie Lieven QC

    There are by now so many JR cases, which cover such a broad range of topics that a talk such as this is necessarily nothing more than a personal choice, and cannot hope to be comprehensive. What is set out below is merely a few cases from 2013 which may be of general interest. There will be many others which are relevant to your particular cases and practices.

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    Judicial Review: A Healthcheck

    October 25 2013 | Audio files | By Mike Fordham QC

    Mike gives JR a healthcheck - looking at the body and brain of judicial review in an extended somatic metaphor. Note that the main auditorium of Herbert Smith Freehills has two very large striking blue portraits (approximately 8ft tall) of screaming faces, painted in harsh, disturbing blue. These are the pictures he refers to in the address.

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    The Future of Judicial Review 2012

    October 15 2012 | Audio files | By Mike Fordham QC

    This is an address to PLP’s Trends and Forecasts conference 2012. Mike considers three levels of attainment in JR innovation, Bronze, Silver and Gold, in an extended metaphor with Olympic diving competitions its starting point. How far will you climb the ladder to succeed, and how elegantly will you dive and split the water?

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    An update on Social Care Reform

    July 12 2012 | Audio files | By Frances Patterson QC

    Frances Patterson QC, Public Law Commissioner at The Law Commission, gives an update on social care reform at our Public Law and Judicial Review North conference on 12 July 2012.

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    Opening address to North conference 2012

    July 12 2012 | Audio files | By The Hon Mr Justice Hickinbottom

    The Hon Mr Justice Hickinbottom, Queen’s Bench Liason Judge for the Northern and North Eastern Circuits, provides the opening address to PLP’s Public Law and Judicial Review North Conference 2012. Introduced by Steve Cragg QC, Chair of The Public Law Project, with a short update on the work of the PLP.

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    Campaign for Freedom of Information

    October 31 2011 | Audio files | By Maurice Frankel

    Maurice Frankel, Director of the Campaign for Freedom of Information, looks at recent cases and headlines generated by Freedom of Information Act requests. He looks at what we know, what we have recently found out, what we can’t find out, and what the implications and prospects are for the use of FoIA in Judicial Review.