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How can I tell whether a body is amenable to judicial review?

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Published on LexisPSL on 11/12/2015

The following Local Government Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • How can I tell whether a body is amenable to judicial review?

Aside from the specific statutory provisions regarding the responsibility and accountability of a particular statutory body and its susceptibility to legal challenge, it may be helpful to consider whether it is treated, in law, as a public authority. Our LexisPSL® Public Law Practice Note: What is a public authority? outlines the case law and statutory definitions of public authority in the context of common law judicial review human rights, freedom of information or environmental information regulations and miscellaneous statutory definitions. Depending on the precise context, the principles governing judicial review may assist for example.

Judicial review is the primary judicial procedure by which individuals and fi

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