The Refugee Advice and Casework Service’s Judicial Review Project

26 November 2020, 5:15 PM

A number of charitable organisations (as well as the Courts themselves) run programs to assist people in need to obtain legal services on a pro bono basis. RACS is such an organisation. It assists people seeking asylum in Australia to obtain legal advice and, where appropriate, representation, including where an application for a protection visa has been refused. RACS and other similar organisations depend on assistance from barristers, in particular from the junior bar, to continue to assist such people.

This CPD will focus on RACS’ Judicial Review Project and will deal primarily with the steps involved in bringing an application for judicial review of a decision of the Immigration Assessment Authority made under Pt 7AA of the Migration Act. In addition to assisting to advance a worthy cause, junior barristers involved in this project can expect to obtain valuable opportunities to appear (often unled) before judges of the Federal Circuit Court, instructed by a range of law firms.

The CPD will be of interest to barristers at all levels of seniority who may not necessarily have had extensive experience in the area of migration law but is aimed at current readers and counsel of between 1- and 5-years call.


  • Geoffrey Watson SC, Barrister, New Chambers.


  • Alison Ryan, Senior Supervising Solicitor, Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS).
  • Nick Poynder, Barrister, Frederick Jordan Chambers.
  • Keifer Veloso, Lawyer, Lander & Rogers Lawyers.

This seminar is a joint initiative of the NSW Bar Association's Practice Development Committee, the New Barristers Committee and the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS).


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Date & Times Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 5:15pm - 6:45pm
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