Judicial Review

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There are a number of methods designed to ensure that Government decisions are made fairly and reasonably. Judicial review is one such method, applied by judges to restrain the overreaching powers of the Government and uphold the rule of law. At Seatons, our team of experienced solicitors can help advise whether this is the most appropriate path to pursue and provide clear, easy-to-understand legal advice at low sensible fees. Please call us to arrange a telephone discussion for up to half an hour for a fixed fee of £150.00 on 01536 276300 or use our online enquiry form and we can take things from there.

What Is A Judicial Review?

The role of Judicial Review is to scrutinise a decision made by a public body which has directly affected the claimant involved. An application is made to the Court, who have a supervisory role in making sure the decision maker acted lawfully.

If a Judicial Review claim is successful, the previous decision is most often quashed which, in turn, would result in a new decision being made, only this time not adversely affecting the claimant involved.

Judicial Review cases vary dramatically and can range from local authority decisions removing a vital community service, to refusing individuals permission to settle in the UK.  If you believe you have recently been the victim of a proposed Government decision, give us a call on 01536 276300and our team of experienced specialists can assess whether you could be eligible for Judicial Review

Procedure

Judicial Review is a two-stage process. An application must first be made applying for permission. The outcome of this application is very much dependent on the quality and legitimacy of the case in question. It is therefore important that legal advice is sought at an early stage to help draft and submit your application, thus maximising your chance of success.

Once permission is granted, there will be a full Judicial Review hearing carried out by the Court. When coming to a decision, the Court will analyse your case to see whether there were any instances of:

  • Illegality.
  • Procedural impropriety, or
  • Unfairness, irrationality and unreasonableness.
Time Limits

The time limit for bringing a Judicial Review is particularly strict and must be brought within three months of the decision being made. In addition, other cases such as planning, environmental and procurement matters now have a time frame of just six weeks. It is therefore vital to act quickly if you wish to bring a judicial review case against a public body. For more information, give us a call on 01536 276300.

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Hello, I’m Adam Cresswell and I offer a friendly, effective and quality legal service for people. If you have a legal problem that is a little unusual and is not covered in the rest of this site then please email us with full details and we will see if we can help you.

Our fast, reliable and efficient service is helpful and friendly. We offer sensible and competitive legal fees.

Please call us to arrange a telephone discussion for up to half an hour for a fixed fee of £150.00 on 01536 276300 or use our online enquiry form and we can take things from there.

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