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'If a government department or local authority did something you thought was unlawful, like stop your business from trading, close your mother's care home or relocate your child's school, what would you do? Judicial review is an important tool to stop dodgy decision-making by public authorities. It is fundamental to our system of justice and the rule of law that members of the public, including the weakest and most vulnerable, have an effective means of scrutinising and checking executive power.'The Criminal Justice and Courts Bill now moves to third reading, a final chance to examine the bill and make changes. It is scheduled for 10 November.
A handbook which aims to be a first port of call in all matters concerning judicial review...