DPG Responds to Government’s Review of Administrative Law

Deighton Pierce Glynn have responded to the “review of judicial review” set up by the government – the Independent Review of Administrative Law– stressing the importance of judicial review for our clients, many of whom are vulnerable or marginalised or have been victims of serious wrongdoing.

We raise preliminary concerns that the premise of the review – that judicial review has somehow outgrown its proper place in the domestic legal system – is flawed and is based on a perception drawn from a handful of high profile cases that overlooks the necessity and efficiency of judicial review in the vast majority of cases. The premise has led the panel’s call for evidence to focus on limitations to judicial review rather than addressing relevant questions such as the efficiency and resourcing of government departments in responding to judicial reviews; the increasingly high volume of domestic law making; and the decreasing oversight of the same due to governmental preference for statutory instruments.

Our response can be found here: IRAL Call For Evidence – DPG Response 26-10-20

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