Judicial review is a court mechanism which allows private individuals to challenge decisions made by Government and any other state body/public authority to the High Court in Belfast. High Court judges have discretion to review a government decision and decide if it is reasonable and/or fair.
The criterion for a judicial review challenge is simply that a decision by a statutory body is unreasonable or unfair.
Judicial Review Applications qualify for civil legal aid if the Applicant meets the means criteria and if the Application involves a point of public interest.
If you believe you may have a basis for a judicial review application please contact our Judicial Review Department for an initial free consultation. Judicial Review applications are subject to strict deadlines so we advise clients to contact us as soon as possible after the decision has been made by the public authority.