Tag: judicial review

Judicial review reform (again)

Like the National Health Service, judicial review now appears to inhabit a world in which reform is an ongoing state of affairs, rather than a one-off event. The latest reforms have been announced by way […]

Limits on judicial review of major planning decisions to be announced, says The Times

Today’s Times is reporting (£) that major planning decisions are to be made challengeable only in a new “planning court”. This suggests that such decisions will be made immune from scrutiny by the High Court in regular […]

Where next for the Wednesbury principle? A brief response to Lord Carnwath

In his recent annual lecture to the Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association, Lord Carnwath spoke to the title: “From judicial outrage to sliding scales—where next for Wednesbury?” In this post, I outline some of the key points […]

Baroness Hale on the value of public-interest standing in judicial review

In her recent speech on judicial review – given at the Public Law Project’s conference on Judicial Review Trends and Forecasts – Baroness Hale makes some significant remarks about standing. They are significant both because they concern […]

Bingham Centre response to latest judicial review proposals

The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law has submitted a response to the Ministry of Justice’s latest proposals (a summary of which I posted here) concerning judicial review. Those proposals are the sequel to an […]

Justification, calibration and substantive judicial review: putting doctrine in its place

This post is a working paper. It contains some ideas I am developing for a longer piece which will appear in an edited collection on substantive judicial review. This working paper, which was first published on the UK […]

Richard III, “unfettered discretion” and the foundations of judicial review

The case concerning the reinterring of the recently-discovered remains of Richard III has already attracted comment, including an excellent piece by Tom Hickman on the UK Constitutional Law Blog. I wish to make only some […]