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Limiting Judicial Reviews

December 3rd, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

Posted In: Litigation

Over recent years, the number of Judicial Reviews has risen steeply and the Prime Minister has announced an intention to try to limit the number of cases by reducing the time limit by which an application has to be lodged and by charging more for the application.

We will need to wait and see whether the proposals are implemented, but with somewhere in the region of more than 11,000 applications in 2011 compared to about 2,000 in 1990 it is clear that the government will want to do something about the significant rise. Whilst a significant proportion of the increase in such challenges is in the field of immigration, the danger is that the ability to challenging decisions by public authorities may become much harder and more expensive even for those who have a solid case.