Judicial Review is a process whereby the decision making of any organisation exercising a public function is subject to scrutiny, upon application, by the High Court. In effect, the Court polices the decision making of public organisations.
A public body may include: a local authority, central government, social services, local health authorities, trading standards and certain housing organisations.
The High Court, upon application, polices the behaviour of public bodies and has wide ranging powers to correct illegal, procedurally unfair or irrational decisions of such bodes.
Grounds for Judicial Review
The grounds for judicial review are constantly evolving but may include:
- The failure of a local authority to pay for elderly care.
- To challenge planning decisions of the Local Authority.
- The decision of a local health provider not to offer certain medication due to management decisions.
- The decision of a local housing organisation to render an individual intentionally homeless or a failure to offer accommodation at all, perhaps in breach of statutory guidelines.
- To challenge the decisions of Trading Standards regarding the execution of warrants and abuse of power.
We can help
At Ringrose Law, we field an experienced team of dispute resolution lawyers to assist you with this complex area of law but you must contact us promptly, there are very short deadlines to adhere to.
An initial telephone call to one of our dispute resolution lawyers will cost you nothing and we are committed to discussing with our clients all the funding options available.