15th November 2018


54 Doughty Street
020 7404 1313


Registration 18:15 
Start 18:30
Finish 19:45 

The last twelve months have seen public law practitioners busy with cases involving a wide range of subjects; privacy, data, fairness, equality and discrimination - and lots more besides - have all been in the spotlight. Our review looks to highlight some of the most significant legal and procedural developments from the last year, and hopes to equip you with practical guidance and assistance for your caseload in the next twelve months. 

Please join us on 15th November, and we hope you will be able to stay afterwards for drinks and some food, when our speakers and other members of our Public Law Team will be on hand to answer any other questions you may have. 

Whilst all are welcome, the content of the talks are likely to be of most benefit to practitioners who already have some familiarity with public law and judicial review.

To view the notes from this seminar, please click here


Martin Westgate QC 

Bad practices will not be tolerated - key procedural developments over the last 12 months and the new July 2018 Administrative Court Judicial Review Guide


Stephen Cragg QC

Who’s watching you? Privacy, secrecy and surveillance 2018. The talk will consider surveillance and the retention/disclosure of data, interception of communications cases after Big Brother Watch v. United Kingdom and R (Privacy International) v. IPT, closed material procedures, public interest immunity and R (Haralambous) v. St Albans Crown Court.


Katie O'Byrne

In fairness: Consultation, reasons and candour. This talk will explore key developments concerning aspects of fairness, including the duty to consult, the duty to give reasons and the duty of candour, and will give guidance to public lawyers on current approaches to these issues. Core cases include those dealing with the rights of refugee children in Europe and with the Chagos Islands.


Adam Straw

Discrimination in public law. Adam’s talk will summarise the important points from the cascade of recent public law discrimination cases, involving the Equality Act 2010, the public sector equality duty, article 14 ECHR, and discrimination under common law. It will include the cases on benefits, autism, children, schools, prisons, and the gay cake. It will consider how the key principles may be used in future by claimants in judicial review and potential challenges.