Government plans for reform of Judicial Review

On 23 April 2013, the Ministry of Justice published ‘Reform of Judicial Review: the Government response’, including details of the reforms it will be taking forward following the consultation that ran from 13 Dec 2012 to 24 Jan 2013.

The Government plans to:

  • reduce time limits for bringing a claim from three months to six weeks in planning cases and 30 days procurement cases;
  • introduce a new fee for an oral renewal hearing, where the claimant does not accept a refusal of permission on the papers, and asks for the decision to be reconsidered at a hearing (an “oral renewal”); and
  • remove the right to an oral renewal where the case is assessed as totally without merit on the papers.

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Click here for link to EDF and other responses to the consultation