Judicial review reforms

In December last year the government issued a consultation on reforming the judicial review process and in April 2013 it published its response to the consultation.

The reforms were proposed because the number of applications for judicial review was rising, from 6,692 in 2007 to 11,359 in 2011, but only one in six were granted permission to proceed. The government was concerned that judicial review applications were being used as a delaying tactic or a PR measure and wanted to reform the process to filter out weak, frivolous and unmeritorious claims at an early stage, while ensuring that arguable claims can proceed to a conclusion without delay…

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