Brexit Bitesize – SWALA update on the ramifications of leaving the EU

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 at 5.00pm

SWALA and Burges Salmon invite you to this seminar aimed at providing an accessible overview of the current implications of Brexit in areas of interest to administrative lawyers. This seminar has been postponed to 24 November 2021, and will now be held as an in-person event at the offices of Burges Salmon.  We very much forward look forward to seeing you there.

Speakers and topics; 

• Procurement – Laura Wisdom (Burges Salmon)
• Environmental and Planning – Nina Pindham (No 5 Chambers)
• Immigration (EU Settled Status) – Ashley Norman (Bevan Brittan)
• Competition – Matthew O’Regan (St John’s Chambers)
• Subsidy Control – David Owens (Bevan Brittan)

Venue: Seminar hosted by Burges Salmon at One Glass Wharf, Bristol BS2 0ZX

Registration is required to attend this event – details to follow.

Whilst Burges Salmon are delighted to be lifting a number of COVID-19 restrictions in their offices, some are still in place so that they keep their event guests and staff as safe as possible. Therefore we will need to restrict attendance numbers. If we need to move the event online then we will give you as much notice as we can possible.

For in person events they kindly ask all guest to adhere to the following guidelines:

•           Please do not attend if you are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms. Equally, if you have tested positive or have been a lose contact in the last 10 days.

•           Please take a lateral-flow test prior to attending

•           Please wear a face-mask on entering our office and until reaching the event room, and use the hand sanitiser provided.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

“Covid-19: regulation and redress”

SWALA held a free webinar on 29 April kindly hosted and chaired virtually by Polly Sweeney of Rook Irwin Sweeney LLP.

Speakers and topics

• “Regulating Covid-19: the danger of messy lawmaking through the lens of the right to protest” – Adam Wagner, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers

• “When can you claim for lost income under the Human Rights Act 1998?”- Guy Adams, Barrister, St John’s Chambers


Thursday, 29 April 2021

The video can he viewed here:

SWALA NHS Webinar – 26 November 2020

The South West Administrative Lawyers Association (SWALA) held a webinar on the NHS in association with St John’s Chambers on 26 November 2020

A video of the webinar can be viewed here:

SWALA Survey

SWALA is keen to learn how it might do more to promote its objective of bringing together all practitioners with an interest in Administrative Law in the South West:

  • To promote the development of specialist expertise in administrative and public law in the South West of England.
  • To encourage and support the use of the local jurisdiction of the Administrative Court.
  • To provide a forum for discussion.
  • To encourage education and training.
  • To protect and promote the efficiency and capacity of Courts in the South West of England to deal with administrative and public law matters.

We would therefore be very grateful if you could take few minutes to complete our short online survey.

Human rights issues within the Court of Protection – 31 October 2019, Clark Willmott LLP

SWALA and COPPA held a human rights seminar at Clarke Willmott’s Bristol office on Thursday 31 October 2019.

At the event, which was kindly sponsored by Serjeants’ Inn Chambers, Rhys Hadden (from Serjeants’ Inn) spoke on how ECHR issues may arise within the Court of Protection, including care home closures, restrictions on contact and funding decisions. Also presenting were Sophia Roper (also from Serjeants’ Inn), who looked at pursuing claims under the Human Rights Act following Court of Protection proceedings.

Recent developments in public procurement law

SWALA and Burges Salmon held a seminar on 14 March 2019 addressing some of the important recent developments and case law relating to public procurement, including development agreements after Faraday, the recent trends in applications to lift the automatic suspension, and the importance of evaluation, audit trails and moderation.

Speakers and topics

Laura Brealey, Partner, Bevan Brittan

John Houlden, Partner, Burges Salmon

Catherine Wolfenden, Partner, Osborne Clarke

The complete slides used for the talks are available here.