Reforms to judicial review

In April this year, the government announced that it would be pressing ahead with its proposal to reduce the time limit for filing a claim for judicial review from three months to six weeks in planning law cases. The reform was brought into effect on 1 July by the Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2013.

The change came about despite the majority (67 per cent) of consultation responses opposing it. Most opposition came from representative bodies, members of the public and the legal profession, but support was stronger from businesses and public authorities…

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