On 6 September 2013 the Secretary of State for Justice published further proposals to reform judicial review.1 The deadline for responding to the consultation is 1 November 2013. These proposals are in addition to those made in Transforming Legal Aid.2 Taken together , the proposals represent a profound and constitutionally significant attack on the ability of individuals , charities and NGOs to access judicial review. Their effect will be to insulate executive action from judicial scrutiny , weakening the rule of law.  This briefing paper addresses the proposals specifically and in the wider context of other legal reforms. 

There are other very relevant recent resources available , such as Varda Bondy and Maurice Sunkin’s latest entry on the UK Constitutional Law blog – How Many JRs are too many? An evidence based response to ‘Judicial Review: Proposals for Further Reform’.  Link below: