“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

Date

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.

Judicial Review Practice and Procedure Seminar

SWALA and Bristol City Council held a seminar on 13 September 2018 at City Hall, College Green, Bristol

Speakers and topics:

Polly Brendon, Solicitor at the Public Law Project

Charlotte Murphy, Administrative Court Office Lawyer for Wales and the West

Jo Sidhu, Head of Legal and Partnerships at CrowdJustice

The event was well attended and followed by a networking opportunity over drinks and eats.  It was kindly hosted by Bristol City Council and sponsored by St John’s Chambers