Consultation on judicial review

Close date: 1 November 2013

The Government consults on proposals to reform the judicial review process. It aims to "tackle the burden that the growth in unmeritorious judicial reviews has placed on stretched public services whilst protecting access to justice and the rule of law". Issues covered by the consultation include: the process for dealing with minor procedural defects that would have made no difference to the final decision; measures to rebalance the system of financial incentives so that those involved have a proportionate interest in the costs of the case; speeding up appeals to the Supreme Court in important cases; and the use of judicial review to resolve disputes relating to the public sector equality duty and whether or not there are suitable alternatives.
Consultation document: Judicial review: proposals for further reform (on the Justice website)