Alec Samuels explores the changes of the new Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022

The Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022 has a number of purposes. Firstly, it seeks to stem the flow of judicial review of unmeritorious immigration cases and to expedite magisterial proceedings. It also aims to reduce the backlog largely caused by covid-19 and to conduct proceedings by electronic means so far as possible, to reduce the need for oral hearings. 

Judicial review

In the past, a party has been able to secure a quashing order over an unlawful decision by a public body. The public body has had to start the decision process all over again. From now on, the court will be able to make a prospective or suspended quashing order, unless the public body makes appropriate redress and rectifies the error. <...

Alec Samuels
Barrister

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