Public procurement – legal issues in bid evaluation

SWALA and Osborne Clarke LLP held a seminar on 7 June 2016 addressing some of the key legal issues in the evaluation phase of the regulated procurement process.

Speakers and topics were:

  •  ‘Evaluation and the audit trail’Emily Heard, Bevan Brittan
  •  ‘Debriefing and confidentiality’Jorren Knibbe, Guildhall Chambers
  •  ‘Bringing and responding to a challenge‘ – Craig McCarthy, Osborne Clarke

 

The seminar was well attended and Osborne Clarke kindly hosted drinks following the seminar.  The slides from the event are published on the Materials page.

How to do Judicial Review in the West

This course has now been delayed.

We will keep delegates  and prospective delegates informed.  You can register for early notification of a new date (training@publiclawproject.org.uk)

PLP’s ever popular course “How to do Judicial Review”  is a complete, one day course to provide lawyers and advisers, policy people and decision makers with an understanding of public law principles and how they operate in bringing and defending judicial review claims.  The course is also relevant to those working in campaigning organisations with a legal strategy and those representing and advising marginalised groups in society.

For more information and booking please visit the booking page.

SWALA Annual Lecture – Wednesday, 20th April – “Public Law: Solution or Swindle?”

Delivering the SWALA annual lecture at St John’s Chambers in Bristol on Wednesday 20th April 2016, Mr Justice Coulson offered an intriguing assessment of the areas of public law which he has been called on to consider during his judicial career.

Before his appointment to the bench, Mr Justice Coulson was a practitioner at the construction Bar and as a QB judge had covered the full range of QB work including crime. He has, as a result, largely become involved in public law work, other than in his specialist field, since becoming a judge.  He was therefore, after reminding us that the CPR does apply in the Administrative Court, able to provide an original and generalist’s view of the impact and importance of public law in five key areas Continue reading

Law of Consultation Overview and Case Update – 29th September 2015

On 29th September 2015 Burges Salmon LLP generously hosted the third meeting of SWALA. The meeting was well attended by a number of solicitors and barristers who have an interest in Administrative Law in the South West of England. There was a healthy mixture of practitioners in private practice and those employed by public authorities.

The focus of the meeting was twofold. Firstly, consideration of the law of consultation and recent case law. Secondly, the linked but distinct topic of the role of judicial review in renewable energy industry in the UK.

The first speaker was Emily Heard of Bevan Brittan Continue reading

Training: How to do Judicial Review…in the West!

In collaboration with SWALA, Public Law Project (PLP) are putting on a one day course at the University of West of England (UWE) on  11 June 2015:  How to do Judicial Review…in the West!

The one day event is a complete course to provide lawyers and advisers, policy people and decision makers with an understanding of public law principles and how they operate in bringing and defending judicial review claims.  The course is also relevant to those working in campaigning organisations with a legal strategy and those representing and advising marginalised groups in society.

For more information and booking please visit the booking page.

Jurisdiction of the Administrative Court and the Court of Protection: should there be an overlap?

SWALA’s second meeting took place at the offices of Clarke Willmott on 5th March 2015.

The topic under discussion was the interface between the jurisdictions of the Court of Protection and the Administrative Court in best interests decision-making.

Taking a case study of P, an elderly and incapacitous care home resident who was deprived of her liberty, the panel of Polly Sweeney of Irwin Mitchell, Gabriel Beeby of Guildhall Chambers and Jess Flanagan of Clarke Willmott explored both jurisdictions’ remit Continue reading