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WEB 1069 Strategic Litigation: an introduction (FREE ILPA Webinar)

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You can view the recording of this webinar here

The course will provide an overview of strategic litigation; criteria for funding and the steps involved in bringing strategic litigation.

Topics will include:

•    What is Strategic Litigation?
•    Significant wider public Interest. 
•    Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) criteria for funding wider public interest cases.
•    Stages of strategic litigation:
i.    Pre- litigation research
ii.    Substantive applications 
•    Case study

10:30 – 10:35 Introduction 
10:35 – 11:35 What is strategic litigation?
                      A roadmap through strategic litigation
                      Research and evidence gathering
                      Importance of collaboration 
11:35 – 12:00 What does successful strategic litigation look like? 
12:00 – 12:20 Q&A
12:20 – 12:30 What is the Strategic Legal Fund? Criteria expansion and how to apply!


February 4
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Tutor details:
Angela Jackman - Solicitor and Partner at Simpson Millar, Senior Lecturer at City Law School and Expert Panellist for the ILA Strategic Legal Fund, Samantha Knights QC Barrister at Matrix Chambers and Expert Panellist for the ILA Strategic Legal Fund, Christine Benson, Senior Legal Officer - Immigration and Asylum at Maternity Action and Kris Harris, Policy Coordinator at Project 17
Tutor biographies:
Angela Jackman is a solicitor and partner at Simson Millar and a Senior Lecturer at City Law School. She  specialises in capacity law, education law and public law. She has acted for claimants in judicial reviews for over 25 years, including strategic litigation.

Angela sits on the Law Society’s Human Rights Committee and is an author for Legal Action Group.

Angela is an expert panellist for the ILPA Strategic Legal Fund.

Samantha Knights QC is a versatile and established barrister recommended in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 with a broad practice but focusing on commercial litigation, immigration and asylum, public law, and international law. Her cases have involved ground breaking developments in law before the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, European Court of Human Rights and Court of Justice of the European Union.

She is instructed in a wide range of complex cases involving refugee, immigration and nationality law and has been involved in a number of test cases on asylum law before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and CJEU. A number of her nationality cases involve a national security case and are before SIAC in which novel points of law are in issue.

She has appeared in a number of high-profile claims arising from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts including cases concerning the protection of individuals fleeing from conflict zones, liabilities of the British government for locally engaged workers, and cases involving national security issues. She has been instructed in a number of international group litigation claims including an action against a Tanzanian gold mine for liability for shot and injured trespassers, and claims on behalf of Cambodian villagers against a British sugar company based on conversion and unjust enrichment arising from land concessions granted by the Cambodian government. These claims raise complex issues including conflicts of law, Act of State doctrine, and foreign law torts.
CPD Hours:
Aim of Course:
To provide an introduction to strategic litigation.

Learning outcomes:
  • Delegates will gain an understanding of strategic litigation;
  • significant wider public interest;
  • the different stages involved in bringing strategic litigation;
  • risks and outcomes.
Spaces Left:
Charities and campaigning groups.
Webinar with case studies/group discussions