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This two-part podcast series, with leading public law barrister Meyric Lewis from Francis Taylor Building, provides a comprehensive guide to both commencing and resisting a standard judicial review claim from start to finish. It looks at the nature of judicial review cases, the time limits that apply and proposals for government reform. It details the pre-action stage, the permission stage, the process of completing the claim form, and acknowledgement of service. It also discusses what the substantive hearing will involve, avenues for appeal and the relevant costs considerations to be borne in mind. This is essential listening for all public lawyers looking to refresh their understanding of each aspect of the judicial review process.

After completing the course you will:
  • Have considered the grounds for seeking judicial review;
  • Know the relevant time limits within which judicial review claims must be brought;
  • Be aware of the essential aspects of the judicial review claim form (Form N461);
  • Know the requirements for filing and service of the judicial review claim form;
  • Have considered the procedure for urgent cases;
  • Be aware of the specific time limits and obligations which apply to interested parties with regard to acknowledgement of service of the judicial review claim form;
  • Understand the circumstances in which a renewed permission hearing is required;
  • Know the procedural requirements of applying for permission to appeal the court's decision in the substantive hearing to the judicial review.
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Bolton MDC v Secretary of State for the Environment [1995] 1 WLR 1176;
  • Civil Procedure Rules - Part 54 – JUDICIAL REVIEW AND STATUTORY REVIEW;
  • R (Leach) v Commissioner for Local Administration [2001] EWHC 445 (Admin);
  • Mount Cook Land Limited v Westminster City Council [2003] EWCA Civ 1346;
  • Practice Statement (Administrative Court Listing and Urgent Cases) [2002] 1 WLR 810.

In this two-part CPDcast series Meyric Lewis from Francis Taylor Building outlines the process of commencing and resisting a judicial review claim. He provides detailed guidance to each stage of the process from the pre-action stage right through to the substantive hearing and beyond.

Date Recorded: 22nd May 2013


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