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Corporate & Commercial Law
Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Public Law
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to inform the listener of how judicial review applies in the commercial context, and recent cases that have provided relevant guidance on making commercial judicial review applications. Further, it invites the listener to criticise the current law, and recognise areas in which it could be improved.

After completing the course you will:
  • Be up to date with the law on commercial judicial review;
  • Be aware of specific issues relating to judicial review applications in the commercial context;
  • Understand what the problems with the current law are;
  • Have knowledge of the current cases dealing with commercial judicial review applications.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • Human Rights Act 1998;
  • Public Contracts Regulations 2006;
  • Solicitors Act 1974;
  • Associated Provincial Picture Houses Ltd v Wednesbury Corpn [1948] 1 KB 223;
  • R v National Lottery Commission, ex parte Camelot Group plc [2000] All ER 1205;
  • Council of Civil Service Unions v Minister for the Civil Service [1985] AC 374;
  • R v North and East Devon Health Authority, ex p Coughlan [2001] QB 213;
  • Campbell v Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd [2004] UKHL 22;
  • R (on the application of Daly) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2001] UKHL 26;
  • Attorney-General and others v Guardian Newspapers Ltd. (No.2) [1990] 1 A.C. 109.

This podcast discusses the role of the Human Rights Act 1998 in the context of commercial judicial review. It details the specific rights that apply to commercial judicial review, and the way in which the courts have responded to commercial judicial review applications.

Podcast added: 30/03/09 Podcast last reviewed: 28/06/2010

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-06-27

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