Judicial review is a crucial court proceeding to assess the lawfulness of decisions made by public bodies. We have an experienced team that provides expert guidance and representation in judicial review cases. We focus on challenging the decision-making process rather than the merits of the decision itself. Our goal is to ensure that the proper procedures have been followed, holding public bodies accountable. If you believe a decision was made unlawfully, our solicitors can assess your case and advise you on the best course of action, whether it involves judicial review or alternative remedies.
Judicial review is a type of court proceeding in which a judge reviews the lawfulness of a decision or action made by a public body.
Judicial reviews are a challenge to how a decision has been made, rather than the rights and wrongs of the conclusion reached.
It is not concerned with the conclusions of that process and whether those were ‘right’, as long as the right procedures have been followed. The court will not substitute what it thinks is the ‘correct’ decision.
This may mean that the public body will be able to make the same decision again, so long as it does so in a lawful way.
If you want to argue that a decision was incorrect, judicial review may not be best for you. There are alternative remedies, such as appealing against the decision to a higher court.
Certain decisions of the immigration authorities and the Immigration and Asylum Chamber may fall within the range of judicial review.