JUSTICE says JR plans ‘ill-considered, poorly evidenced and ill-advised’

JUSTICE response to Lord Chancellor’s consultation ‘Judicial Review: Proposals for further reform’ (CM 8703)

JUSTICE considers that the proposals for reform in Judicial Review: Proposals for further reform are ill-considered, poorly evidenced and ill-advised.

The proposed changes:

  • appear designed to insulate public decision makers from effective judicial oversight
  • could have a significant impact on public interest litigation in the UK
  • neglect the role of organisations who intervene in the public interest to assist the court
  • neglect the ‘gatekeeper’ function of the courts in making public interest orders

Read JUSTICE’s response in full