Judicial Review

Executive Summary

  • Judicial review is the process whereby the courts review the lawfulness of a decision made by a public body
  • Judicial review is a two-stage process. The claimant must obtain permission (sometimes referred to as ‘leave’) to apply for judicial review from the Court. The second stage is the Substantive hearing
  • There are a number of situations when a Judicial Review may not be appropriate. These should be carefully considered before the process is initiated
  • A claim for a Judicial Review must be submitted within three months of the case for claim arose