As the JR and Courts Bill proceeds in committee, we argue for the inclusion of a number of tabled amendments to ensure access to justice.

We echo the call for:

  • Amendments No. 12, 13, 15, 19, 20 and 23 to Clause 1: These amendments would protect the interests of groups and individuals challenging unfair or unlawful decision-making by public bodies or the Government
  • Amendment No. 26 to Clause 2: This would help ensure Cart JRs remain an important tool in identifying and correcting errors of law with potentially catastrophic consequences for the individuals concerned.

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