The government has published its response to the consultation on Judicial Review reform, which closed in April 2021.

It has proposed two major changes under a new Judicial Review and Courts Bill – certain decisions of the Upper Tribunal will be protected from Judicial Review, thereby removing Cart Judicial Reviews; and judges will have discretion to suspend quashing orders and remove or limit the retrospective effect of quashing orders.

According to the government, the proposed bill will deliver on its manifesto commitment to ensure “Judicial Review is available to protect the rights of the individuals against an overbearing state, while ensuring… it is not abused to conduct politics by another means...

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