Date / time
Date(s) - 26/06/2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Law Society
JUSTICE, HRLA and the Law Society jointly invite you to discuss the impact of the recent Government changes to the restrictions on legal aid for judicial review and the proposals in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill to limit the discretion of the court in judicial review cases, particularly those involving clients without means and issues important to the wider public interest.
The Government has insisted that judicial review – as a constitutional guarantee – will remain open to all. The speakers will cover the legality of the measures and their likely impact on clients, interveners and the public interest. They will question the future of judicial review where financial restrictions may restrict the remedy to only those with independent means.
We bring together leading speakers from both professions and civil society, with JUSTICE Chair, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC leading the discussion.
1.5 hours CPD
- Michael Fordham QC, Blackstone Chambers
- Nicola Mackintosh QC, Mackintosh Law
- Michael Spencer, Child Poverty Action Group
Chair: Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Chair JUSTICE Council, Doughty Street Chambers