Judicial Review Bill: report stage briefing

As the Judicial Review and Tribunals Bill moves to report stage in the House of Commons, we have identified two key ways to make the Bill fairer so that those wrongfully treated can hold to account to the government.

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PLP is concerned that the proposed amendments to the Judicial Review and Courts Bill will tie the hands of the judiciary and leave vulnerable people without effective legal remedies when public bodies, including governments, act unlawfully.

Among the proposals that PLP is particularly interested in are:

  • The weakening of rescission orders obtained through judicial review that provides an effective remedy to victims of unreasonable and unlawful decisions (Clause 1)
  • Provisions to abolish significant judicial control against errors in the court system (Article 2)

PLP supports the following amendments to the bill:

  • Clause 1: Remove the presumption in favor of stay and prospective rescission orders only, and clarify that such modified remedies should be limited to exceptional cases.
  • Clause 2: Delete this clause from the bill and preserve “Cart” judicial reviews

Judicial review is a legal process that exists to ensure that decisions by public authorities are made within the law and do not unlawfully discriminate against disadvantaged or marginalized groups – learn more.

Want to know more about our work on the Judicial Review and Courts Bill?

Take a look at our information note on access to justice in e-courts.

Read our committee stage briefing.

Download our press releases and case studies.

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