Australian Institute of Administrative Law

Webinar on UK Review of Administrative Law

6 May

Webinar on  6 May 2021 on Independent Review of Administrative Law - Lessons from the UK

by Zoom, commencing at 6pm (AEST) (WA 4.00pm, SA 5.30pm)


Ms Catherine Callaghan QC, Blackstone Chambers, London, Vice-Chair  of ALBA

Ms Sheryn Omeri,  Barrister, Cloisters, London, Executive Committee Member of ALBA


Professor Greg Weeks, Deputy Head of School, ANU Law School

In 2020 the UK announced a snap review of Administrative Law. The Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA) had just weeks to provide evidence in response. The Terms of Reference asked whether present arrangements struck the right balance between “enabling citizens to challenge the lawfulness of government action and allowing the executive and local authorities to carry on the business of government”.

Our speakers were part of the ALBA team that drew together a comprehensive response.

Ms Catherine Callaghan QC has been practising at the English Bar since 2000. Before taking silk in 2018, Catherine was recognised as a leading junior in the latest editions of both the leading legal directories, Chambers UK 2018 and Legal 500 2017, for her expertise in public and regulatory law, professional discipline, civil liberties and human rights, education and employment law. She regularly acts for the UK Government and regulatory bodies, as well as individual claimants, in the Administrative Court, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court. Catherine was a member of the Attorney General’s A Panel of counsel from 2013 to 2018. She is also qualified as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand.

Ms Sheryn Omeri specialises in all aspects of Employment and Discrimination Law, including employment status, territorial jurisdiction and whistleblowing, as well as Public Law, Human Rights and Public International Law, International Criminal Law, and Clinical Negligence Law. Sheryn is instructed to appear at all levels of the Tribunal and Court structure, including the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, County Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia in 2005, and a door tenant at 7th Floor Wentworth Selborne Chambers in Sydney, Sheryn is one of a rare breed of barrister who is dual-qualified and who practices at both the English Bar and the Australian Bar.

Admission is free to members of AIAL and $30 for non-members.

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CLE/CPD points are available if this webinar is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law. Please contact your local law society for further details.

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