Welsh judicial reviews must in the future be issued and heard in Wales

The Administrative Court in Wales is about to enter the third iteration of its existence. Phase one and the birth of the Administrative Court in Wales came in 1999 with the devolution settlement. Phase two began in 2009 with the establishment of the Administrative Court in Wales and the Administrative Court Office in Wales, both based in Cardiff. Phase three will begin on 1 October 2020 as a result of key changes governing where Welsh judicial review claims (as well as all other Welsh Administrative Court cases) must be issued and heard.

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