Tim Sheppard from No5 speaks on BBC Radio Gloucestershire Breakfast Show
No5 Chambers barrister Tim Sheppard has been interviewed by Mark Cummings on his BBC Radio Gloucestershire Breakfast Show. The interview concerned recent high-profile judicial review claims in the Gloucester area, including a challenge to permission for an Asda supermarket.
Cummings was interested to find out if Sheppard agreed that judicial review was being used inappropriately to block development.
Sheppard stated that the government has brought in reforms and is consulting on further reforms to speed up the judicial review process, but that such further reforms should not go so far as to deprive people who have valid judicial review claims from being able to bring them.
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