Judicial review — proposals for further reform

On 1 July 2013, followings its consultation ‘Judicial review: proposals for reform’, the government introduced significant changes to the judicial review process. The stated aim was to balance the need to ensure lawful public administration with the desire to reduce the number of unmeritorious claims being brought.

Changes included reducing the time limit for bringing a challenge against planning and procurement decisions and allowing the courts to filter out totally unmeritorious claims at an early stage in the process.

Despite these changes, the government believes that more needs to be done to prevent abuse of the judicial review process and has launched a further consultation entitled ‘Judicial review — proposals for further reform’ containing an ambitiously long list of issues that the government intends to tackle…

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