Judicial Review – Procedure and Case Law Update

(All levels)

Theme: civil litigation

Repeated from East Midlands

13 September 2017, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Browne Jacobson, Birmingham (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Browne Jacobson’s offices in London)

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible. We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person. We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

Presented by Browne Jacobson

Course overview

Suitable audience:

Lawyers involved in taking or defending proceedings for judicial review or advising on how to avoid successful judicial review challenges against their organisations.


General principles of administrative law; grounds upon which a judicial review challenge could be based; consultation and case law update; practical application.

Topics to be covered include:

• General principles of administrative law
• illegality- ultra vires
• abuse of power
• Human Rights Act 1998
• Public Sector Equality Duty
• irrationality – Wednesbury reasonableness
• Procedural impropriety – consultation
• legitimate expectation
• Regulators and judicial review
• Disclosure and duty of candour
• Practical application and case law update

Interactive elements

Scenarios (based on cases) where we will ask attendees to identify grounds for judicial review.

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


This course will cover:

B Technical legal practice

B6 Negotiation

Presenter profiles:

Laura Hughes, Browne Jacobson specialises in administrative and public law and has extensive experience of dealing with the governance and decision making of government bodies, educational institutions, local authorities and health bodies. She has advised clients on a range of matters including scope of statutory powers and functions, judicial reviews and public inquiries.

Anita Bradley, Browne Jacobson is a partner in the public sector practice with nine years’ recent experience as a monitoring officer and head of a legal service in the public sector. Anita joined Browne Jacobson in February 2016. Anita specialises in administrative and public law and has extensive experience of dealing with decision making and vires issues and code of conduct complaints and investigations. She also undertakes planning and environmental law work and information law.

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.