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Judicial Review 2024

Judicial Review 2024
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Judicial review proceedings are a useful means of challenging decisions made by a range of public, private and voluntary organisations. If you operate in the public law area or advise decision-makers, this seminar offers you a practical approach to the principles and processes of judicial review.

Topics covered will include:

  • The fundamentals of judicial review
    • what judicial review is
    • how it fits into our constitutional framework
    • how those affected by decisions can use the judicial review process to their strategic advantage
    • legal principles for lawful decision-making: in a nutshell “what are the grounds of review?” and “what do they really mean?”.
  • Promoting lawful decision-making/avoiding judicial review
    • consulting effectively
    • getting the paperwork right
    • your role as legal advisor
    • a “good process” model and checklist.
  • How to run and defend a judicial review action
    • pleadings
    • interim orders
    • interlocutory matters
    • evidence
    • the hearing.

Learning objectives

By attending this seminar you will:

  • Know the requirements for valid decision-making.
  • Learn the courts’ approach to the legal requirements for decision-making
  • Consider strategic options for influencing the decision-making process in your client’s favour.
  • Consider how best to achieve your client’s objective and learn how to run a judicial review proceeding.

Who should attend

All lawyers in both the public and private sector who wish to increase their knowledge of decision-making processes, judicial review and the current approach of the courts.


  • Seminar : 1.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Live web stream: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Live web stream registrations registration closes – 9.00am 19 June


Seminar: The presenters will share practical advice, providing opportunity for questions and discussion.
Live web Stream: For information on what is required to participate in the live web stream, click here.


Please indicate your selection upon registration:

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be couriered to you - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and your hard copy will be couriered to you* - additional $30 charge

Fee (incl GST)

Law Society Members benefit from up to 30% off

  • $325 - Law Society members & associate members
  • $425 - Non-members
  • Live web stream Study Group: $749 - more info
  • 2+1 Live web stream registrations - more info (must be arranged at time of booking)

Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Use the Multiple Registration button below or Click here
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Wellington 19 June
Live Web Stream 19 June
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Robert Kirkness 2024 Robert Kirkness
Thorndon Chambers, Wellington

Robert is an advocate, specialising in public, commercial and international law. He has appeared for and against the Government and public bodies in a number of leading judicial review cases. Robert also appears as counsel for private individuals, corporations and sovereign states in disputes before international courts and tribunals and has served as arbitrator in international commercial disputes. He is ranked by the leading legal directories for both litigation and arbitration, including Who’s Who Legal, which recognises him as a “Global Thought Leader” in international arbitration.

Sally McKechnie 2024 Sally McKechnie
Simpson Grierson, Wellington

Sally is a leading public lawyer, regulatory advisor and litigator. She helps both public and private clients to manage a range of public law and regulatory issues – including administrative decision-making and processes, regulatory and statutory obligations, and judicial review. Sally assists clients with engaging with inquiries and Royal Commissions and responding to investigations by public agencies. She has considerable trial and appellate experience and appears regularly in the High Court, Court of Appeal and before inquiries, specialist courts and tribunals. Sally previously spent more than a decade advising Ministers and government at Crown Law.

Cancellation and refund policy

You may cancel your registration eight working days in advance of an event, and you will receive a refund less a 25% administration fee. If you cancel less than eight working days in advance of the event, no refund is payable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. If you wish to do so you must advise CLE in writing of the change. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to close registrations, and, cancel or reschedule an event as necessary. Where an event is cancelled by CLE, a full refund is payable.

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Judicial Review - Wellington

19 June - New Zealand Law Society Wellington

NZ $425.00
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19 June - At your desk or device

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0800 333 111

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04 472 7837
Level 4, 17-21 Whitmore Street
Wellington 6011

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PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand