2022.09.19 - Clerksroom - Intro to JR

An Introduction To Judicial Review Proceedings Webinar

Content

Following the challenges brought by Gina Miller and Joanna Cherry MP that culminated in the Supreme Court judgment in R(Miller) v The Prime Minister & Cherry and Others v Advocate General for Scotland [2019] UKSC 41 judicial review suddenly found itself thrust into the very forefront of the UK’s daily news cycles (at least for a day or so…). It also became the focus of political ire and a sudden overwhelming desire by the Government to reform what was considered to be an area of law in which “judges, enabled in part by the Human Rights Act, have expanded their reach into what some consider to be inherently political areas of decision making”.

So, what are these proceedings that Lord Faulks QC was tasked with reviewing? Is it a tool that simply enables lefty do-gooder lawyers to play the immigration system? Or is it an important tool that provides much needed protection for the citizen against state power, by ensuring that Government, and other public decision-makers are held accountable?

In this free 1 hour webinar, Simon Bell of Clerksroom will discuss judicial review proceedings through the life of a claim to its conclusion in the High Court. It is designed to be an introduction to JR proceedings, for those who are unfamiliar with this area of litigation and want to start to learn a little more about it.

Target Audience

This webinar is aimed at legal practitioners and those working with them, with an assumed basic knowledge of the topic area.

Date and Time

This free webinar will be held on Monday 19 September 2022 at 1pm.

Recording & Registration

After the event, we will provide details of how to view the recording and slides to everyone that registers for this free webinar.

The recording and slides will be available to view for three months from the date of the webinar.

Speakers

Simon Bell | Barrister | Clerksroom

As a Planning and Public Law Barrister and Litigation Specialist, Simon is passionate about good, fair decision making in public life. Called to the Bar in 2003, Simon has worked in many legal areas including criminal law, before specialising in planning and public law. Simon is a skilled litigator with experience of acting in all levels of courts in England and Wales.