SWALA has submitted its response to the Ministry of Justice Consultation on Judicial Review Reform. This may be downloaded here.
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:
The South West Administrative Lawyers Association (SWALA) held a webinar on the NHS in association with St John’s Chambers on 26 November 2020
- Rationing NHS Services in a pandemic – slides available here
David Lock QC, Landmark Chambers
- The judicial reviews into the award of PPE contracts – procurement during a pandemic – slides available here
Laura Brealey, Partner, Bevan Brittan LLP
- GP practices, legitimate expectations and goodwill – slides available here
Guy Adams, Barrister, St. John’s Chambers
- Chaired by David Gardner, No.5 Chambers
A video of the webinar can be viewed here:
SWALA has submitted its response to the Independent Review of Administrative Law’s Call for Evidence. This may be downloaded here.
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.
The 2020 SWALA Annual Lecture was given online by Mr Justice Swift and HHJ Cotter QC on 30 September 2020 in association with Bristol Law Centre
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.
The 2019 SWALA Annual lecture was given by the Rt. Honourable the Lord Burnett of Maldon, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales on Thursday 13 June 2019 on the subject of legitimate expectation.
The event was held in association with No. 5 Barristers Chambers.
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.
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