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Kenneth Campbell QC to speak at LSA Seminar

Arnot Manderson silk Kenneth Campbell QC is to speak at an upcoming LSA Seminar on Judicial Review.

Kenneth has been a practising advocate since 1996 and took silk in 2011. In his wide-ranging mental health litigation work he has acted for the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland as well as for patients and health boards. He has also appeared in the UK Supreme Court on more than one occasion in relation to matters involving mental health and incapacity.

The Seminar in Glasgow on 1st March 2017 is being run by the Legal Services Agency and is aimed at all those who work within the field of mental health and incapacity.

A year after many significant changes were brought into force through the Court Reforms (Scotland) Act 2014, the seminar aims to look at the way judicial review litigation has changed in Scotland, and consider what challenges remain in this area. The Conference will look at the practical issues surrounding judicial review, and how judicial can be used to further the interests of clients and satisfy the public interest.

The Seminar is aimed at all those who work within the field of mental health and incapacity. The Seminar will be of particular interest to Social Workers, Advocacy Workers, those in the medical profession including General Practitioners and Psychiatrists, Nurses, Mental Health Officers, Tribunal Members, Solicitors, as well as Policy Makers.

Other speakers include:

Chair: Mungo Bovey QC is a specialist in public law and equality. He has litigated human rights cases at the highest level over a number of years, often in the House of Lords, Privy Council and the UK Supreme Court. In 2014  he successfully defended in the Supreme Court two decisions of the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Professor Tom Mullen, Professor of Public Law at Glasgow University, having previously been a lecturer and senior lecturer at Glasgow School of Law. He is a leading public law academic and has written extensively on public law and how it is practiced both in Scotland and in the rest of the UK. He is also particularly interested in public interest litigation and has recently written on standing to sue and Protective Expenses Orders.

David Brown, Partner, Drummond Miller. David is the founder and head of Drummond Miller`s Immigration Department. His department has been awarded a band 1 accreditation in the Human Resources – Immigration Category of The Legal 500 United Kingdom and David Brown is also a recommended Lawyer. He has 15 years experience in the field and his practice covers all areas of Immigration, Nationality, Human Rights and EU Law.   He is a member of the Law Society`s Panel responsible for the accreditation of experts in the field of Immigration Law.  He is a former winner of the Firm magazine`s law awards as Advocates` Choice for Solicitor of the Year and a member of the UNHCR`s Panel of Solicitors. David has also been awarded the accreditation of `Star Individual` in the 2013 and 2014 Editions of Chambers and Partners. David is a member of Drummond Miller`s Management Board.

Alison Reid is the Principal Solicitor and Chief Executive of Clan Childlaw, a specialist, outreach, legal representation service for young people in Scotland which she co-founded in 2008. Clan Childlaw recently intervened  in the Supreme Court judicial review proceedings regarding “Named Person” provisions of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. This was on the basis that the effect of the 2014 Act result is to give too much scope for information sharing, in breach of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.  The intervention was ultimately successful, as the Supreme Court ruled that these provisions were outside the competence of the Scottish Parliament. As the Principal Solicitor of Clan Childlaw, Alison is in an excellent position to advise on the benefits of intervening in judicial review proceedings, and the practical considerations when doing this.

Full details of the seminar and how to book can be found here:


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