Axiom Advocates Public Law Seminar 2018

Axiom Advocates Public Law Seminar 2018

March 28 2018

Axiom is delighted to host a seminar dedicated to Public Law on Wednesday 28th March at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh from 4:15pm. The programme for the event, chaired by Ruth Crawford, QC will be as follows:

4:15pm Welcome, coffee and tea
4:30pm John MacGregor, Advocate
5:00pm Mark Lindsay, QC
5.30pm James Mure, QC
6:00pm Wine and canapés

John MacGregor, Advocate

Judicial Review: Preliminary Issues

John MacGregor will consider recent decisions of the Court of Session in relation to the appropriate test for permission to proceed in relation to petitions for judicial review and the mechanisms available for reviewing a refusal of permission. The talk will also touch on other preliminary issues in judicial review such as the correct approach to the time limit for raising proceedings.

Mark Lindsay, QC

The importance of legal aid in public law litigation

Mark Lindsay QC will consider recent authorities which have impacted on the availability of legal aid for public law litigation and will discuss the potential consequences for the continued development of public law in Scotland.

James Mure, QC

Lessons from the Brexit Litigations

While the case brought by Gina Miller is well known, several other proceedings have been raised in relation to the Brexit process.  James Mure QC will provide a survey of recent and anticipated cases, and discuss what these tell us about the rule of law, access to the court, and the courts’ role in clarifying citizens’ rights and the constitution.

This event is open to practising solicitors, is free of charge, and is eligible for CPD.

Please be aware that space is limited and places may have to be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. If after booking you subsequently cannot attend, please do let us know in order to avoid disappointment for others.

Full details of the seminar can be found at

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