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Chambers is currently hosting a rolling programme of webinars. These are directed towards professional clients and to relevant lay clients.  Materials and published recordings from past webinars are available here.

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"The FTB webinar programme during lockdown has been brilliant – something to look forward to each week/the new Netflix!"

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Webinar: Acting for Interested Parties and Interveners in Judicial Review

Webinar from 1.00 - 2.15pm.

Chairman: Richard Honey QC.  Speakers:  Hereward Phillpot QC and Jasveer Randhawa (Herbert Smith Freehills). 

This webinar will cover how best to represent interested parties and interveners in judicial reviews and similar statutory challenges in the Administrative Court and the Planning Court.  It will be suitable for organisations who might find themselves in that position from time-to-time, including government bodies and agencies, local authorities, regulators, developers and operators, and public interest organisations.  The webinar will cover both strategic and tactical considerations and procedural matters, seeking to give practical tips on how you can participate effectively as an interested party or intervener to protect or promote your interests. 

First, Hereward Phillpot QC will consider a number of key practical and tactical issues for interested parties in judicial review type litigation, including:

  • when and why interested parties should take an active role in proceedings
  • procedure, costs and costs protection
  • the duty of candour and its implications
  • co-operation with the defendant:
  • central government
  • local government
  • tactical considerations
  • consent orders, quashing and re-determination

Secondly, Jasveer Randhawa of Herbert Smith Freehills will cover the role of an intervener in public law litigation and the practical considerations for those considering participation in proceedings through this route, including:

  • the value interventions can add
  • costs issues
  • liaising with the parties and any other potential stakeholders
  • procedural issues such as new evidence and timing

Venue: Webinar
Event Speakers: Richard Honey QC, Hereward Phillpot QC, Jasveer Randhawa of Herbert Smith Freehills
CPD: 1 Point
Cost: There is no charge to attend this webinar but places must be reserved in advance using the 'book now' link. Once registered, you will be sent joining instructions from Zoom by email. Book now

Webinar: Environmental law and “retained EU law”: where we now stand and what lies in store?

Webinar from 4.00 - 6.00pm.

In Lipton v BA City Flyer Ltd (2021) Lord Justice Green said that after Brexit “The court cannot … assume that the old ways of looking at EU derived law hold good … There is much that is familiar but there are also significant differences.” 

Around two thirds of environmental law derives from the EU and while much of that is “retained” in some form or another under the provisions in the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018, it is critical for lawyers to appreciate what that means, and how it applies.

This seminar will explain the different types of retained EU law – from retained general principles of law to retained case law – and explain the implications of each.
The seminar will then focus particularly on how the position applies to two areas of particular interest for environmental lawyers: 

  • Environmental assessment under Directives 2011/92/EU (EIA) and 2001/42/EC (SEA); and
  • Habitats and species protection under Directive 92/43/EEC.

Members of FTB have been involved in some of the first cases involving retained EU law (see e.g. R (Pearce) v SSBEIS (2021) and Keir v Natural England (2021)).  

The seminar will be chaired by Michael Humphries QC and speakers will comprise Prof. Pavlos Eleftheriadis, Professor of Public Law at Mansfield College, Oxford and a member of FTB (who has written on retained EU law), Richard Honey QC, Ned Westaway and Esther Drabkin-Reiter.

Venue: Zoom Webinar
Event Speakers: Michael Humphries QC, Richard Honey QC, Professor Pavlos Eleftheriadis, Ned Westaway, Esther Drabkin-Reiter
CPD: 2 Points
Cost: There is no charge to attend but places must be reserved in advance using the Zoom booking link. Book now