Public Law Conference 2021


Kings Chambers is delighted to host an online judicial review conference featuring expert speakers from across the field of judicial review. The conference will cover the latest developments in judicial review and the administrative court.

Common Session [2pm start] 

Kings Chambers is delighted to host Mr Justice Knowles as the conference keynote speaker. The conference opens with a common session. Dr Sarah Nason of Bangor University will examine the regionalisation of the administrative court and a panel session to explore updates in the areas of grounds, costs, practice and procedure will conclude the common session.


Breakout Sessions [3 – 3.30pm]

The conference then offers delegates the option of attending one breakout session in which leading barristers will discuss the latest developments in specialised fields of judicial review (planning, social care, regulatory and commercial law).


Guest Speakers

Mr Justice Julian Knowles


Mr Justice Julian Knowles was appointed to the Queen's Bench Division in 2017.  He is currently the Administrative Court Liaison judge for the Northern and North-Eastern Circuits.Julian grew up on a council estate in Manchester and after attending the local comprehensive school he studied mathematics at Oxford University. Julian intended to be a mathematician but was inspired to become a barrister after spending a summer as a volunteer paralegal with death row prisoners in Oklahoma.

Julian was called to the Bar in 1994 and became a Queen’s Counsel in 2011. He specialised in complex criminal law, extradition, human rights law, public law and media law. Julian appeared in a number of significant cases including: the Pinochet extradition case; the Siôn Jenkins murder case and the shooting of Jean Charles De Menezes. Julian has written many legal books and was appointed a Recorder in 2009, and a Deputy High Court judge in 2017.


Dr Sarah Nason

Dr Sarah Nason has a BA Law 1st Class from the University of Cambridge and a PhD Laws from University College London. Her research interests are in public law, administrative justice, devolution, comparative public law and jurisprudence (legal philosophy). Sarah is a member of the editorial board of the journal Public Law, an executive committee member of Public Law Wales and a member of the UK Administrative Justice Council Academic Panel. Sarah has recently been appointed a National Assembly for Wales Academic Fellow for 2019. Sarah welcomes PhD supervision in any of her research areas.




02 Dec 2021


Zoom Webinar & Meeting



Seminar ends:



1.5 hours



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