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