Governmental response on proposed reforms to judicial review
In response to concerns about the growing number of judicial review cases, and fears that these are slowing down the realisation of important infrastructure projects, the government has recently consulted on proposals for further reforms to judicial review proceedings. The consultation closed in November 2013, and a government response has now been issued. This sets out the package of reforms that the government intends to take forward and builds on recent reforms to judicial review that were implemented from July 2013 as a result of an earlier consultation.
The reforms are aimed at drastically reducing the overall number of judicial review cases. In his ministerial foreword to the response, lord chancellor and secretary of state for justice Chris Grayling specifically states that judicial review is ‘too often…pursued as a campaigning tool’ or ‘simply to delay legitimate proposals’. He further elaborates that judicial review should not be abused in such a way as to ‘act as a brake on growth’. This all makes worrying reading for NGOs, for whom judicial review is an important tool used to challenge the policies or decisions of public authorities, to further their objectives and campaigns or to intervene in important court cases that raise public interest issues…
Click on the link below to read the rest of the DLA Piper briefing.
Sign in or Register to continue reading this article
It's quick, easy and free!
It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.Register now
Why register to The Lawyer
In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.
Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.
Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.
More relevant to you
To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.
News from DLA Piper
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from DLA Piper
The Australian Taxation Office released a draft ruling on the Goods and Services Tax treatment of bitcoin transactions on 20 August 2014.
DLA Piper’s ‘Life sciences: patent extension strategies and antitrust global update’ video covers global antitrust and competition issues including product hopping and reverse payment patents.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Regulators are ramping up the pressure in the aftermath of recession, leaving firms to compete for compliance and restructuring work
Shearman & Sterling is making its presence felt in the City, squaring up to magic circle firms and looking to muscle in on key relationships. Private equity house Bridgepoint is one outfit that has had its head turned by the US firm.