Power of Judicial Review (Online)

This seminar will canvass a range of options for challenging official decisions and aims to educate practitioners about the expanding scope of judicial review.

Even though this seminar will have a particular focus upon criminal, immigration, and refugee law, all lawyers operating in the public law area and more generally all those undertaking judicial review proceedings will benefit from attending.

The Honourable Justice Jagose (Judicial Review list Judge for Auckland) and distinguished lawyers intimately involved in judicial review proceedings will contribute their unique insights, sharing their experience and providing pragmatic guidance on the effective utilisation of judicial review proceedings. 

It is essential that practitioners understand the core principles underlying the jurisdiction of the High Court in applications for judicial review, what relief may be obtained, and when it is appropriate to pursue this remedy.

Who Should Attend?

All lawyers operating in the public law area and more generally all those undertaking judicial review proceedings. Criminal, Immigration and Refugee practitioners of all levels.

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles of judicial review.
  • Be apprised of how to identify when applications for judicial review may be available to challenge statutory and lower court (and Tribunal) decisions.
  • Learn to differentiate between rights of appeal and the grounds for judicial review.
  • Gain insights into emerging areas where judicial review can be applied to decisions within the criminal justice system.
  • Learn about the potential avenues for judicial review of immigration and refugee law decisions that fall beyond the scope of the Immigration and Protection Tribunal.
  • Acquire the ability to recognize situations that require the involvement of an expert in judicial review proceedings.

  • Presenters

    The Honourable Justice Jagose
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    Justice Jagose graduated with an LLB from the University of Auckland in 1987 and an MA in International Relations from Lancaster University, UK in 1989. He worked as legal advisor to Auckland trade unions until commencing employment with the firm of Chapman Tripp in Wellington in 1995, where he became a commercial litigation partner in 2000. Justice Jagose went to the separate bar in February 2016 and was appointed a High Court Judge in July 2017.  He oversees the Auckland registry’s judicial review list.

    Stewart Dalley
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    Stewart has experience in representing clients at the Immigration and Protection Tribunal, Family Court, District Court and High Court. Stewart is the Chair of the Auckland District Law Society’s Immigration and Refugee Law Committee. He is experienced in all aspects of immigration and refugee law, assisting clients with complex visa applications, deportations, humanitarian appeals, and refugee claims.

    His wealth of experience in the trade unions in the UK, coupled with his knowledge of immigration and employment matters saw him selected by the government to be a member of the Migrant Worker Exploitation Consultation Group which recommended various measures to protect migrant workers in the workplace. 

    Stewart is an industry expert on the law relating to human infertility, assisted reproductive technology, and family creation. Stewart frequently advises a broad range of clients and fertility clinics on embryo/egg/sperm donations, domestic and international surrogacy, and adoption. Stewart has three children with his male partner through surrogacy, he, therefore, has both real life and professional experience when it comes to surrogacy, setting him apart from the rest. 

    As a gay man, Stewart is a keen advocate for the rainbow community. He was the first to obtain joint adoption orders for same-sex de facto couples. Stewart also helped a lesbian couple make history in New Zealand when he successfully argued the case that two women can both be named as mothers on their children’s birth certificates. Stewart also regularly advises Rainbow Youth and Rainbow Path.

    Warren Pyke
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    Warren has a broad-based litigation practice, having practised as a barrister since 1993, with a focus over the past 15 years on civil, public law and regulatory litigation. He is a contributing author to Mahoney on Evidence and has presented in numerous seminars about the law of evidence and appellate advocacy. He has appeared before the Court of Appeal over one hundred times and in six full hearings before the Supreme Court. 



    Grant Illingworth KC
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    Grant Illingworth is a King's Counsel based in Auckland. He has a Masters of Laws degree (Hons) from Auckland University and won the Fowlds Memorial Prize during his study for that degree.. He has conducted his own practice as a barrister since 1975 and was admitted to the inner bar in 2003. He has regularly appeared as counsel in all the senior courts of New Zealand, including the Supreme Court and (previously) the Privy Council. Particular areas of specialist expertise are:

    • Public law, including constitutional law, administrative law, extradition law, judicial review and rights of appeal;
    • Tribunal proceedings, including disciplinary proceedings for the medical, legal and accountancy professions;
    • Civil litigation, including negligence claims, contract disputes, land law and commercial litigation;
    • The law relating to trusts, equitable interests and relationship property;
    • Dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.


    Pricing Details

    Ticket Price

    Member - $140.00 GST
    Non-Member - $195.00 GST


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