Practical and Real Differences in Proportionality

Practical and Real Differences in Proportionality

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Course Overview

Proportionality is one of the most important grounds for judicial review. Evolving from the concept of unreasonableness, it has over time developed over time into a more general principle of law. The doctrine of proportionality is well established and is a broad concept within European administrative law.

During this bite-size webinar, experienced practitioner and lecturer Dean Kingham will examine the interplay in common law, European law and Human Rights Act challenges and will discuss the importance of the Supreme Court case of Bank Mellat v HM Treasury (No2) (2013) and the four-stage test which applies.

What are the requirements?

  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • Have a greater understanding of proportionality in the context of European law, common law and the Human Rights Act
  • Feel more confident when handling cases concerng proportionality

What is the target audience?

  • Practitioners who handle public review cases


About Instructor - Dean Kingham

Dean is Head of the Prison law, Crime and Public Law department at Swain Solicitors.

Having represented some of the most high profile prisoners in recent years, Dean was listed in the 2015 Legal 500 directory which described him as a ‘specialist in parole’. Dean is a current committee member for the Association of Prison Lawyers and sits on the Parole Board user group and Parole Standards Board.

In addition, Dean has assisted FASO (False Allegation Support Organisation), has close links with JENGBA (Joint Enterprise Not Guilty By Association) and is a member of Justice, the Law reform and human rights organisation.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinar

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  • Discussion Points
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  • A very good lecture which explained differing factors of Proportionality. The lecturer is obviously experienced in this field of law but when he speaks it can sometimes be hard to keep up to his level.
    2 years ago