Decisions made by public bodies may be subject to judicial review.
This process safeguards parents' and the public's interests, ensuring against abuses of power by public authorities.
Judicial review process
Judicial review is a central control mechanism. It ensures that decisions made by public authorities, such as school, governing bodies, local authorities and independent appeal panels, can be subject to review. This ensures that public bodies never become above the law, and it protects public authorities from abusing their powers.
In a judicial review case, the court's role is to review the public authority's decision and then consider whether there were any failures. For instance, the courts will look for:
Impropriety in procedures
Failure to abide by rules of natural justice (or fundamental unfairness)
Moore Blatch's role in a judicial review case
Judicial review application
When you instruct our experienced solicitors, we will examine the facts of your case and look for any breaches that we believe have occurred in your case. We will write a letter to the appropriate authority, outline what we believe to be the issues with the case, and inform them of the next steps.
Depending on the type or form of response, we may issue a judicial review application in the High Court.
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