Scottish National Party Conference Fringe Event | Public Interest Litigation: lost in the Highlands?

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Date / time
Date(s) - 14/10/2019
9:00 am - 10:00 am

The Event Complex Aberdeen


Following the recent Cherry cases against the British Government and Serco lock-change litigation, this event will consider the role of strategic litigation and third-party interventions in assisting the Scottish people and holding public decision making to account. There is far less recourse to judicial review of this kind in Scotland than in England and Wales due to the narrower standing rules in the courts. Is this a good thing; are there other mechanisms through which authorities can be held to account, or should there be greater access to the courts?

  • Chair, Paul Brown, Legal Services Agency
  • Joanna Cherry QC MP
  • Jodie Blackstock, Legal Director, JUSTICE
  • Rona Mackay MSP

The Fringe Event will take place in Meeting Room 7 at the Event Complex in Aberdeen.