CANCELLED Axiom Advocates - Public Law Seminar - 2020

CANCELLED Axiom Advocates - Public Law Seminar - 2020

March 19 2020

In light of current Government advice regarding the coronavirus, we have taken the decision to postpone this event until later in the year. We are aware that the advice does not currently require the cancellation of an event of this size, but consider postponement to be appropriate in the circumstances, in order to allow as many people as possible who wish to do so to attend. We will reschedule this event in due course, and a ‘fresh’ invitation will be sent out to our mailing list once a new date has been identified. We apologise for the inconvenience that this may cause.

Axiom is delighted to host an event dedicated to Public Law on Thursday 19th March 2020 at the George Hotel, Edinburgh, from 4:15pm. The programme for the event, which will be chaired by Lesley Irvine, advocate, will be as follows:

4:15pm Welcome, coffee and tea

4:30pm Morag Ross, QC

5:00pm James Mure, QC

5:30pm Wine & Canapés

Morag Ross, QC

Judicial review in Scotland: where are the boundaries now?

Morag will discuss the scope of judicial review in the light of recent decisions. How do West and Wightman fit together? In particular, she will ask whether the recent case of Abundance Investment clarifies some of the limits to judicial review.

James Mure, QC

The rule of law or the rule of lawyers?

The recent Queen’s Speech included a commitment to establish a Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission. James will discuss recent judicial review cases, including the Supreme Court’s judgment in Miller and Cherry, and ask whether the UK government will succeed in making the judge on your shoulder take a step back.

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.

Should you have any queries about this event then please contact colleen.adams@axiomadvocates.com.