>>>Advanced Judicial Review – Public Law Project

Do you know how to conduct a judicial review and want to improve your skills? This course is for you, with insight and perspective into leading and key practice areas in judicial review.

Who is this event for?
Lawyers involved in all aspects of judicial review and public law, including attorneys and barristers; academics and researchers in public law; government or NGO policymakers concerned with public law; law students.

As delegates, you

  • To learn use the common law as an alternative to the HRA
  • Build urgent JR requests with more confidence
  • appeal cases before the ECHR
  • To understand the Criminal Justice and Courts Act, what it limits and allows, and the implications for current and future RJ reform
  • Use public law to challenge the criminalization of marginalized groups and understand the private/public intersection with discrimination and claims for damages.

Delivery and ticketing

The course is fully online on Zoom, with early morning and mid-afternoon seminars to allow time for work and other commitments. All seminars are recorded for delegates to access after the event. Discounted tickets are for charities/NGOs/Third Sector. Please note that PLP has stopped charging VAT on tickets to training events as of 4/1/22. The event is in April so there is no VAT).


The program is presented in partnership with Moncton Chambers.

Tuesday, April 26, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Common Law Human Rights in Judicial Review

A short course in converting from HRA use to common law use, considering what the UK Bill of Rights will or will not offer as protections, and what common law constitutional rights may be considered as “constitutional” in our courts.

  • Chair: Mia Leslie, Public Law Project
  • George Peretz QC, Moncton Chambers
  • Prof. Alison Young, University of Cambridge

Another speaker to be confirmed

Tuesday April 26 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Urgent judicial review

Lawyers are often (and understandably) nervous about out-of-hours requests and urgent JRs. This session will look at the practicalities of immigration, homelessness and housing, as well as applying for urgent interim relief.

  • Khatija Hafesji, Monckton Chambers

More speakers to be confirmed

wednesday 27and April 9.00 – 10.30
The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015: 7 years on

The CJCA was the last major JR legislative reform before the Judicial Review and Courts Act. This session examines the impact and application of the key RJ features of the CJCA: the test of no substantial difference and changes between interventions and costs, including the creation of cost cap orders. How have they impacted RJ, and what can we learn from them about the likely impacts of current RJ reforms?

  • Michael Armitage and Imogen Proud, Monckton Chambers
  • Alastair Wallace

Another speaker to be confirmed

wednesday 27and 14.00 – 15.30
The public-private divide

This session will examine the intersection between private and public law, including claims for damages for discrimination arising in the context of public law.

  • Ariane Adam, public law project
  • Nikolaus Grubeck and Anneli Howard QC, Monckton Chambers

Thursday, April 28 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Recourse and representation EDH Court + Standing to act

The proposed reforms to the Human Rights Act are likely to push many appellants to Strasbourg, and whether the reforms work or not, it remains an avenue of appeal. This session looks at the practicalities and the preparation, representation and ability to appeal to the Court.

  • Dan Carey, Deighton Pierce Glynn
  • Piers Gardner, Monckton Chambers

Thursday April 28 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Public law and criminal law

This seminar examines the interaction between criminal law and public law, in particular the cases
when the criminalization of a vulnerable group may be discriminatory and/or illegal under public law
and cases where the criminal justice system is at fault

  • Sara Lomri, PLP,
  • Monk of Angharad, Garden Court Chambers
  • Harriet Wistrich, Women’s Justice Center

Presented in partnership with Monckton Chambers