9 July 2013

How to Fund a Judicial Review and case-law update

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One of the most significant issues that public lawyers are now facing is how to fund judicial review cases. We’re starting to see the impact of the new legal aid regulations under the regime of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (‘LASPO’) and the effective abolition of conditional fee agreements as a result of Lord Justice Jackson’s proposals to change the Civil Procedure Rules. However, we now anxiously await the outcome of the recent consultation on Transforming Legal Aid and it remains to be seen whether the Government will continue with its wide ranging proposals.

Areas to be discussed:
1. LASPO and the relevant Regulations – Who is covered? What are they covered for? Who has lost out?
2. Legal Aid Consultation – anticipated impact of the proposals
3. Exceptional Cases Funding
4. Self-funding – charities, public interest groups, lobbyists and individuals
5. Costs – in particular costs protection and costs recovery
6. Help! Where to go for guidance if you’re stuck…

Speakers: Alistair Williams, Amelia Walker and Anna Tkaczynska.

Venue: Hardwicke Chambers, Lincoln’s Inn.
Time: Registration from 6.30pm, to start at 7pm, followed by drinks.

1.5 CPD points


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