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Beyond the Commissioner: Judicial Review & Identifying Potential Test Cases (Masterclass)

6th November, 2020 | 10:00am

As a result of ‘welfare reform’, advisers are more likely to come across situations where legislation, regulations or decisions made by government departments are in breach of the law. Judicial review is a helpful tool for challenging social security benefit decisions, where other remedies have either been exhausted or would not be appropriate.

This masterclass will assist in identifying ‘test cases’ to take to judicial review and help to navigate the procedures and strict time limits involved in both preparing and taking a legal challenge in the High Court, Court of Appeal or beyond.

Online | 06 Nov 2020 | 10am – 12pm | £45

May be eligible to claim 2 CPD hours for General Group Study.

What does the course cover?

  • Using judicial review to challenge social security decisions.
  • How to identify test cases.
  • Judicial review procedures.
  • Time limits for cases.
  • Preparing cases for the High Court, Court of Appeal & beyond.

Who is it for?

This masterclass is aimed at solicitors and other legal practitioners, as well as advisers who would like to understand more about how and when to refer cases for legal challenge.

How does it work?

Delivered by an employment solicitor, this two hour masterclass will include an online presentation, slides, Q&A session and forum discussion.

What are the benefits of online learning?

  • Varied

You will enjoy a blend of learning styles, including face to face learning, discussion and interactive activities.

  • Flexible

You can join the training in an environment that suits your arrangements, complimenting a flexible working environment.

  • Supported

You will receive ongoing support provided by your tutor, underpinned by Law Centre NI's expert legal and policy team. You will also enjoy the support and social interaction of other learners during group study.


For more information on costs and bookings, please use the form below, or contact our training team at | (028) 9024 4401.

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