Wasted Costs Orders – Key Case Law

Wasted Costs Orders – Key Case Law

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Course Overview

Part 2 of 4, this webinar discusses key case law on the powers available to the First-tier and Upper Tribunals to make wasted costs orders. It looks at the practical application of the procedural and legal powers outlined in Part 1.

During this session, barrister Ben Amunwa will assist viewers:

·         Develop an understanding of the key points arising from recent cases on the Tribunal’s wasted costs powers;

·         Appreciate how the Tribunal has reconciled the powers in its procedure rules with its overarching statutory powers.

·         Understand how, in 3 major cases, the Tribunal has developed and limited the scope of its wasted costs powers;

·         Identify who can and cannot have a wasted costs order made against them and the reasons for this

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have increased knowledge of how the Tribunal approaches its wasted costs powers
  • • Be familiar with 3 major cases and their principles
  • • Understand of some of the areas of uncertainty and argument in relation to who can have a wasted costs order made against them

What is the target audience?

  • Immigration practitioners

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About Instructor - Ben Amunwa

Called to the Bar in 2013, Ben enjoys a thriving practice in commercial, civil and public law. He also loves to train lawyers and non-lawyers in a variety of areas of law, putting to work his creative and presentation skills.

Ben runs a popular legal blog, called www.lawmostly.com, which aims to make the law accessible to a wider audience.

His advocacy is praised by Judges, opponents and clients. A member of 36 Civil, Ben is known for his exceptional client care and attention to detail in complex and urgent cases. Ben provides practical, cost-effective and punctual advice to a range of clients, including local authorities, professionals, businesses and individuals.

Before coming to the Bar, Ben spent over a decade in the charity sector supporting individuals in crisis. His experience of management and media enables him to perform calmly under pressure. Clients value his accessible manner and his ability to explain difficult areas of law.

Achievements include:

- representing a senior doctor in a race discrimination and harassment claim against an NHS Trust;

- securing a favourable settlement at mediation for a private client in a dispute over the construction of a multi-million pound house;

- successfully defending a teacher who faced regulatory prosecution for alleged professional misconduct over a period of 3 years;

- co-counsel in R (Medical Justice and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2016). As featured in The Guardian, the case challenged the government’s reliance on a restrictive definition of torture to justify immigration detention.

- successfully defending a local authority in a judicial review concerning duties to children in need - R (SC) v London Borough of Ealing [2016] EWHC 2765 (Admin) and representing in Court of Appeal proceedings.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinar

  • Webinar
    00:19:02

Documentation

  • Notes
    3 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page

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