Government’s judical review reforms criticised by the Joint Committee on Human Rights in strident report

"Unjustified", with "significant implications for effective access to justice" and " problematic from the point of view of the rule of law". The Joint Committee on Human Rights today released a strident report on the Government’s judicial review reforms. Following on from last year’s damning report into the implications for access to justice arising out of the Government’s previous tranche of legal aid cuts, including the residence test for civil legal aid, today’s report undermines the Lord Chancellor’s rationale for the ongoing judicial review reforms, both the changes to the payment regime for judicial review work that came into effect on 22 April 2014 and the measures in part 4 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill currently going through Parliament, and warns of their consequences.…

30 Apr 2014


New judicial review regulations come into force

New payment arrangements for publicly funded judicial review cases came into force this Tuesday.…

25 Apr 2014


PLP briefs Parliamentarians and CSO’s on Judicial Review reforms

The Public Law Project has released briefing papers for parliamentarians and civil society organisations (CSO’s) on the judicial review reforms included in the Criminal Justice & Courts Bill currently being debated in Parliament. Judicial review is a vital tool to hold public bodies to account, and the effect of the Bill would serve to insulate unlawful executive action from judicial scrutiny.…

12 Mar 2014


Invite to the next meeting of the Deaf & Disabled People’s Organisations (DDPO) Legal Network.

Topic: Inclusive Education: what will Children & Families Act and other educational reforms mean for inclusive education? How can we use the law and the UNCRPD to protect and promote inclusive education?

Speakers: David Wolfe: Barrister Matrix Chambers; Jane McConnell from IPSEA (tbc) & Simone Aspis Campaigns Officer at Alliance for Inclusive Education…

5 Mar 2014


Government publishes ‘Judicial Review – proposals for further reform: the Government response’

The government has published both its response to the consultation, and the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, which intends to implement the response through legislation.…

5 Feb 2014

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