September 5, 2024

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Course Description

Public law, also known as administrative law, governs and regulates public sector bodies,ensuring they act in a way which is legal, reasonable, and fair.  An awareness and understanding of the key legal principles that apply to public administration and the delivery of public services is central for all public servants, and critical when it comes to dealing with legal challenges.

This course will take you through an informative overview of judicial review litigation, the core principles of public sector law, contract law, and will analyse real life case studies in which judicial review arises, with an emphasis on how litigation can be avoided.

If you work within the public sector, this is a fantastic opportunity to get up to speed on these important issues, with a full course pack, and ample Q&A opportunities to address specific issues.

 Course Content

 ·        Introduction to Judicial Reviewand the Courts role as a 'watch dog'

·        Locus standi and 'public' requirement/ the Geoghegan principles

·        Contract Law in the Public Sector –common challenges

·        Overview of judicial review litigation:

                   -Leave stage,

                   -Statement of grounds/ statement of opposition

·        Core principles:

                   -Fair procedures,

                   -Obligation to give reasons,

                   -Bias & prejudgment,

                   -Legitimate expectation.

·        Case studies and group discussion based on concluded JR decisions.

                   -Analysing real-life cases and legal challenges faced by public sector organisations.

Who Should Attend

This course has been designed for staff working in public sector agencies, offices and local authorities. It is intended for those who have some experience in the area or who are familiar with public sector law.


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course.

Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €485 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €585. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE. The course cost includes all course documentation and Certificate of Attendance.

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