Judicial review is a procedure by which a person who has been affected by a particular decision, action or failure to act by a public body may make an application to the High Court, which may provide a remedy if it decides that the authority has acted unlawfully.
A public authority may be acting unlawfully if it has made a decision or done something:
- Without the legal power to do so (unlawful on the grounds of illegality)
- So unreasonable that no reasonable decision-maker could have come to the same decision or done the same thing (unlawful on the grounds of reasonableness)
- Without observing the rules of natural justice (unlawful on the grounds of procedural impropriety or fairness) in breach of European Community Law or the Human Rights Act.
If you believe this applies to you we would like to hear from you.
Please Contact Michael Brentnall
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