Alec Samuels argues that efforts to reform judicial review are lacklustre and have fallen short.

“We will ensure that judicial review is available to protect the rights of the individuals against an overbearing state, while ensuring that it is not abused to conduct politics by another means or to create needless delays” according to the 2019 Conservative Party manifesto.

And then comes the Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission chaired by Lord Faulks QC. Following on have been the Judicial Review Reform (Ministry Of Justice, 20 March 2021, updated 21 July 2021) and the Independent Review of Administrative Law (March 2021 and MOJ 31 July 2021), and the statement of Government Policy by Sir Robert Buckland LC, QC, made to the Public Policy Exchange (published by MOJ 21 July 2021), and the Public Policy Exchang...

Alec Samuels
Barrister

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