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Judicial Review of Legislative and Administrative Action – An Australian Perspective

What are the challenges facing the Australian courts in public law cases? Are they the same as those facing the Scottish courts? What might the Australian experience of public law litigation teach us, and how might that litigation be feeding into our own case law?

To answer these questions and more, the Scottish Public Law Group and the Faculty of Advocates are delighted to invite you to the second of their ‘Chief Justices of the Commonwealth’ series. Following on from the successful visit of the Chief Justice of Canada, the Rt Hon Beverley McLachlin, we will be welcoming the Chief Justice of Australia, the Hon Robert French AC, who will speak about the Australian perspective of Judicial Review of legislative and administrative action. Lord Hope, Justice of the UK Supreme Court will also be speaking (topic to follow). The SPLG are also delighted to have Richard Keen, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates chairing the event.

The event will take place on Friday 6 July in Court One, Parliament House, Edinburgh, at 6.30pm. Tea and coffee will be available in the Laigh Hall from 6pm, whilst wine and nibbles will be available following the event at 8pm.

The SPLG would like to convey their thanks to the Lord President for granting us use of Court One and the Faculty of Advocates for their generous support.

Those interested in attending this event (which is free of charge and open to the public) should book a ticket here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/3249957711  Places at the events are strictly limited and a reserve list will be established to deal with over subscription.

If you have any queries about either event please contact Emily Gilmour at events@splg.co.uk