Last updateTue, 24 Feb 2015 5pm

JUDICIAL REVIEW: Injudicious review

06 February 2015  

Claire Kennedy and Emily Carter look behind the government proposals for reform of judicial review

Judicial review is the essential safety valve within our constitutional system which enables individuals or organisations to challenge the lawfulness of decisions made by public authorities. The decisions challenged are as varied as the claimants; from individuals challenging housing decisions made by their local authority to multinational corporations seeking review of decisions made by industry regulators. However, what underpins all judicial review proceedings is the opportunity available to seek judicial oversight of the exercise of state power. In the words of Lord Dyson (R (Cart) v Upper Tribunal [2011]):

Additional Info

  • Case(s) Referenced:

    R (Cart) v Upper Tribunal [2011] UKSC 28