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Challenging public authorities – using law to tackle everyday unfairness

Public authorities sometimes make decisions that feel like they are incorrect or unfair.

Judicial review is a legal process that can be used to challenge such decisions, but many people don’t know about judicial review or, if they do, may think it means having to going to court, when often it doesn’t. The aim of this event is to promote awareness of judicial review in our local communities by explaining how it works in practice, when it might be relevant and how to find the right kind legal help. We are also interested in any ideas that you may about what more could be done to make it more accessible.

This event is aimed at anyone from any community network in Coventry or Birmingham - local organisations, community groups, advocates, community organisers, advisers - who has experience of the impact of public authority decision-making on people’s everyday lives. It may also be relevant to academics and practitioners who are interested in public legal education and making public law more accessible.

We will share resources from our new judicial review public awareness campaign, share the experiences of others who have benefitted from judicial review and successfully challenged the decisions of public authorities, and talk about how it could be relevant in your community. We will also hear about how judicial review may be changing and discuss the importance of preserving it.

This event has been organised by the Strategic Public Law Clinic, a collaboration between Warwick Law in the Community (LinC) and the Central England Law Centre and is part of our 'Democratising Legal Knowledge' series.

A two-hour workshop to introduce and explain judicial review - Thursday 25 March, 1.30 - 3.30pm