In recent years, indignation on the topic of judicial review has permeated through administrative law. Questioning the lawfulness of decisions made by public bodies is arguably today a norm. Furthermore, it is difficult to reconcile this with some public bodies – which have wide discretionary powers – without running at least a risk of arbitrary decisions or mellifluous outcomes. It is arguably this backdrop which has thus led the government to seek reform of judicial review.

The Judicial Review and Courts Bill is part of an ongoing reform programme launched in July 2020, by the Independent Review of Administrative Law (IRAL) chaired by Lord Faulks QC. Details of the recommendations were submitted to the Lord Chancellor...

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