Judicial Reviews2020-02-15T14:02:08+00:00
Fraser Chambers London Barristers

Judicial Reviews

Experience in bringing Judicial Reviews against a wide range of public authorities, challenging decisions for being unlawful, irrational and/or failing to follow published guidance.  Also experience in appealing public authority decisions.

Fraser Chambers has experience of bring Judicial Reviews against a broad range of state agencies, including coroners, the Financial Conduct Authority and health bodies.  Advice can also be provided about the best approach to brining a Judicial Review, which may involve resolving the state agency’s decision at the pre-action stage.

Judicial Reviews may be brought against public authorities on the basis that the public authority has breached principles of good administration such as acting unlawfully, irrationally, in breach of published guidelines or so unreasonably that no reasonable public authority would act in that manner.

Other grounds for challenging decision include procedural impropriety and procedural unfairness.

Another ground for Judicial Review may also be that a decision breached the Claimant’s human rights under the European Convention.

Oral evidence is very rare in Judicial Reviews.  The facts should infrequently be in dispute, as what is being undertaken is a review by a Judge of a public authority decision.  Frequently, a narrow point of law is involved in the Judicial Review and a substantive hearing may well only take a day to decide the point.

An application can be made for a Judicial Review to be considered urgently.  In extreme cases, an application can be made by telephone out of hours for an urgent injunction.

Remedies in Judicial Review include quashing the decision, a declaration as to legal rights and an injunction preventing the public authority from acting in that manner.

A claim for damages can be brought as part of a Judicial Review and is a useful form of redress for a claim when a public authority has been found to have acted unlawfully.

Practicing Judicial Review Barristers

Recent Judicial Review Cases

FCA in Judicial Review

March 15th, 2019|

The Financial Conduct Authority in Judicial Review proceedings. Following a decision not to discipline regulated persons at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in relation to the operation of RBS’s Global Restructuring Group (GRG), a claim for Judicial Review was brought against the [...]

Recent Judicial Review News

Judicial Review against Coroner

October 15th, 2019|

Judicial Review proceedings brought against Southampton and New Forest Coroner At the High Court in Cardiff, the Claimants sought to challenge several decisions made by the Senior Coroner at a 3-day inquest following the tragic death of a young baby born on 18 September 2016 and sadly died on 24 September [...]

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