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Judicial review is an area of law which is constantly evolving. It can be the right solution to a difficult problem, but not always. This On Demand webinar will deliver answers to a range of questions through an analysis of recent case law, including:  

  • What is a public decision and what can be reviewed?
  • What procedure should be followed?
  • What are the recent developments in judicial review?
  • What are the key consultation obligations?
  • What does one really achieve through judicial review?
  • What are the alternative strategies to judicial review?

This is an excellent opportunity to receive practical insights from a highly experienced public lawyer. 

Who should watch

All general practitioners who are likely to receive public law related instructions, entry and mid-level public lawyers, lawyers in government departments.

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Mary Scholtens QC

Stout Street Chambers

Mary Scholtens is an experienced Queen's Counsel who has acted predominantly in the commercial public law area since commencing practice in 1982. She spent ten years in the Crown Law Office before joining the independent bar in 1996. She was made a Queen's Counsel in 2002. Mary brings to her advice and representation an appreciation of how government works and what is expected of the Crown and other public bodies when they appear before the courts. Her practice is primarily in the broad field of administrative and constitutional law, particularly where commercial and governmental interests diverge. She has appeared in many judicial review proceedings in all courts, including the Privy Council and Supreme Court. She has also appeared in public law claims in contract, tort and equity, in tax avoidance cases and in appeals from regulatory bodies. She has served as amicus curiae in a number of cases and has assisted and appeared before Commissions of Inquiry and Parliamentary Select Committees. She has also carried out a number of inquiries and reviews for Ministers and public bodies. 

Mary has sat as a member of the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal for the past seven years, and is an accredited mediator.