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Welcome to Judicial review

An increasing willingness to challenge the decisions of public authorities has led to a rise in the number of judicial review cases in recent years across a range of different areas.

We have considerable experience, and a strong reputation, advising on and dealing with applications for judicial review and analogous statutory challenge procedures.

We represent both public and private sector clients both bringing and defending claims and as Interested Parties.

We work closely with our planning team and regularly deal with applications relating to planning decisions, land and resource use and environmental issues.

We have represented clients at all levels of the court system to the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

Our experience includes:

  • Regularly acting for land owners and developers in relation to refused or irregular planning decisions. We represented a national house builder in a judicial review relating to the law of village greens to the Supreme Court.
  • Acting for public sector bodies bringing or defending applications. For instance we represented Nottingham City Council in the high-profile “Building Schools for the Future” litigation.
  • Acting for and advising various local authorities, NHS trusts and other public bodies in relation to all aspects of their decision making processes. For instance we have recently defended applications for judicial review relating to the provision of accommodation and education for people with learning difficulties.
  • Representing Schools/Academies in various matters, including proposed closures and alterations to schools.
  • Representing private individuals or companies in relation to decisions taken by public bodies, including in the health and education sectors.
  • Representing the Nursing & Midwifery Council defending statutory appeals and judicial review applications
  • Acting for Able UK in relation to the high profile dispute surrounding the proposed importation of US Navy “Ghost Ships” into the UK.

For further information on any of our services please get in touch.

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