Axiom Advocates Public Law Practice Group Seminar

Axiom Advocates Public Law Practice Group Seminar

March 23 2017

Axiom Advocates Public Law Practice Group Seminar
Thursday 23rd March 2017 from 4:15pm
The Waterloo Suite, Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Chaired by John MacGregor, Advocate

Axiom is delighted to invite you to an event dedicated to Public Law on Thursday 23rd March 2017 which will take place at the Apex Hotel at Waterloo Place, from 4:15pm. The programme for the event will be as follows:
4:15pm Welcome, coffee and tea
4:30pm Dan Byrne, Advocate
5:00pm Morag Ross, QC
5:30pm Wine and canapés
Dan Byrne, Advocate
"The new practice of Judicial Review: unanswered questions, current anomalies and speculating on its future.”
Whether you are mostly raising petitions or trying to have them refused the new chapter 58 procedure needs consideration. What are the features and unresolved questions that arise from the new chapter? What principles will govern time limits? Is there any issue in seeking interim orders without permission to proceed? How do these provisions affect transfers, under rule 58.15, of ordinary actions to proceed as a judicial review?
The advent of new procedure provides opportunity for reflective and comparative analysis: what's happening throughout the UK and do we, in Scotland, do enough Public Law to keep our constitution healthy?

Morag Ross, QC
“Current trends in public law in Scotland."
For practitioners, much of the focus in recent months has been on procedural reform and the importance of a functioning framework for judicial review.  Beyond that, what are the most significant trends in recent decisions and how can we expect public law to develop in Scotland in the next five years?  Where is the balance between pragmatism and constitutional principle?  With Brexit and potential changes in human rights, what role might the Scottish courts have?
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.

If you wish to attend please email