Impact of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 on Judicial Review
The Government has brought in a number of changes to the funding and procedure for judicial review claims. The most recent are contained in Part 4 (sections 84-92) of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.
Judicial review has developed as a way for the court to enforce the rule of law against Government departments, local authorities and other public bodies. It's considered an important mechanism by which individuals can enforce their rights, ensuring that public authorities act lawfully and within their legal powers.
The Government introduced this legislation in response to concerns it had over how judicial review was operating.
Topics covered in this half-hour video include:
Key changes introduced by the Act
The 'substantially different outcome' test
Provision and use of financial information
Concerns regarding interveners and costs
Capping of costs
Costs capping in environmental cases
New procedures for planning cases
Anticipated consequences of the changes
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