Time: Monday 17 January 2022 5.30pm to 6.45pm.

Location: Online (Zoom).

The judiciary perform an important role in the UK constitution. Yet this role is often misunderstood. The judiciary has also been criticised for ‘straying into politics’. These criticisms came to the fore in public debate over decisions relating to Brexit – particularly the first Miller decision (that Ministers could not use the prerogative to inform the EU of the UK’s intention to leave the EU) and the second Miller decision (which concluded that the 5-week prorogation of Parliament was unlawful).

These, and other decisions, prompted the Government to initiate an Independent Review of Administrative Law, followed by a Government consultation on the report, resulting in the Judicial Review and Courts Bill 2021.

In this Constitutional Law Matters event, the panel will discuss these issues, looking at both the legal and the political context of this debate. Did the judiciary go too far? Or should the judiciary go further to provide an effective check over the administration?

Confirmed speakers include Lady Hale, former President of the UK Supreme Court, Professor Alison Young, University of Cambridge, Professor Anand Menon, King’s College London, and Professor Kate O’Regan, University of Oxford.

Prior to the webinar each speaker will record a short lecture that will be available to download, leaving plenty of time for debate and discussion in the webinar.

Please go here to register for the event.