Judicial Review

Judicial Review is the procedure used for challenging decisions made by public authorities. The public authorities can include local authorities, regulatory authorities and immigration authorities.

Cases are dealt with in the Administrative Courts (High Court) and must be begun as soon as possible and in any event within 3 months of the original decision which is to be challenged. A decision or action can be challenged if:
• The law hasn’t been applied properly
• A proper procedure hasn’t been followed
• The decision is so unreasonable that a reasonable decision maker wouldn’t have made it
• One or more of your human rights has been breached

If the Court thinks that a public body is acting unlawfully, it can quash their decision and order them to make it again.

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