Judicial review: proposals for further reform briefing paper

Judicial review: proposals for further reform briefing paper

On 6 September 2013 the Secretary of State for Justice published further proposals to reform judicial review.1 The deadline for responding to the consultation is 1 November 2013. These proposals are in addition to those made in Transforming Legal Aid.2 Taken together, the proposals represent a profound and constitutionally significant attack on the ability of individuals, charities and NGOs to access judicial review. Their effect will be to insulate executive action from judicial scrutiny, weakening the rule of law.  This briefing paper addresses the proposals specifically and in the wider context of other legal reforms. 

There are other very relevant recent resources available, such as Varda Bondy and Maurice Sunkin's latest entry on the UK Constitutional Law blog - How Many JRs are too many? An evidence based response to ‘Judicial Review: Proposals for Further Reform’.  Link below:

http://ukconstitutionallaw.org/2013/10/25/varda-bondy-and-maurice-sunkin-how-many-jrs-are-too-many-an-evidence-based-response-to-judicial-review-proposals-for-further-reform/

Author: PLP

Publication date: October 3 2013