Judicial Review in Northern Ireland - A Step by Step Guide
When a Government department or local authority makes a decision that negatively impacts upon an individual or group of individuals many practitioners assume there is nothing that can be done if it cannot ground a general damages claim.
However, judicial review allows those affected an opportunity to change such decisions, even where they involve the adoption of legislation, and to seek recognition and recompense.
This live broadcast session is aimed at practitioners in private practice and government legal departments in Northern Ireland and will explain when judicial review procedures are available, what is required and the remedies that it can offer.
What You Will Learn
This live broadcast will cover the following:
- When judicial review can arise
- The nature and scope of judicial review proceedings
- The disclosure of information and data protection, immigration and asylum, healthcare, prisons and parole, planning and environmental law; particularly with the context of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement 1998
- Grounds for judicial review
- How a decision is reached and its compliance with international and domestic standards rather than its merits
- An understanding of the limited grounds of challenge and their subsets to weigh the merits of proceedings and the information required to substantiate them
- An examination of the advance of human rights law within judicial review
- Procedures - A step-by-step guide to judicial review proceedings from the pre-application stage through to appeal, including costs and emergency applications. Time-limits, and in particular the dangers posed by the requirements of promptness, 'delay' and candour will be examined
- Case studies - An overview of some of the key issues arising at present, and how the grounds and procedures previously explored may be applied to them
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.