All of us are affected by decisions of central and local government and other public bodies. For the most part the public sector works well but from time to time decisions are made which are plainly unreasonable, which use an unfair procedure, which are outside the powers of the decision maker or which breach someone’s human rights. Individuals can challenge such decisions in court by bringing proceedings for judicial review.
Our team – which includes two former senior central government lawyers – has very extensive experience in bringing judicial review cases. We have in depth knowledge of all aspects of judicial review, including human rights law and work cross departmentally, combining the expertise of our public law team with that of lawyers in other practice areas to ensure that we deliver focused and practical advice.
Recent examples of our judicial review cases include:
- Acting for the Law Society in its successful challenge to the Ministry of Justice’s decision to limit the costs recoverable by acquitted defendants in criminal cases
- Acting for JD Wetherspoon in successfully resisting a challenge in connection with the “Pubwatch” scheme
- Acting for an invidual, mandated by the UNHCR as a refugee, in his successful challenge to the UKBA’s refusal to permit him to settle in the UK.
Please click here for Kingsley Napley's response to the Ministry of Justice's consultation on Judicial Review.
For more information, please contact: Adam Chapman