Webinar: Harmony or divergence? Effective judicial protection as concepts of EU and UK law

26 March 2021

9 Bedford Row, 3 Raymond Buildings, and Brick Court Chambers are holding a webinar on the right to effective judicial protection in the EU and UK after the CJEU case of PI v Svishtov Regional Prosecutor’s Office (C-648/20 PPU).

The webinar will take place on 13 April 2021 between 1730 and 1845 BST, Zoom link below or here.

The issue of the individual’s right to effective judicial protection was central to PI’s case, decided by the CJEU on 10 March 2021. PI’s case represented a landmark as it will remain the first (and only) reference from a UK extradition court to be decided by the Luxembourg Court.

In the post-Brexit era, PI’s case also gives rise to a number of interesting questions. How might the case have been decided (procedurally and substantively) if it had been governed by the new treaty arrangements between the UK and the EU? How has the concept of “effective judicial protection” been applied in other areas of EU law? What does the future hold for the concept in UK courts?

The webinar will be moderated by Joshua Kern (9 Bedford Row), who acted as junior counsel in PI.

Helen Malcolm QC (3 Raymond Buildings), counsel for PI before the CJEU, will provide a criminal and extradition lawyer’s perspective. Fergus Randolph QC (Brick Court) will provide a civil practitioner’s perspective, and Rachel Barnes (3 Raymond Buildings) will assess the concept under sanctions law, and the potential implications as the UK develops an independent sanctions policy.

Zoom link here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84454703692

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