Public Law

Judicial review actions lodged from today onwards will be subject to the new 3-month time limit and permission requirement introduced by section 89 of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.

Our Planning team have also noted the significance of today – click through to Neil’s post for a link to an advice note on how planning JRs might be affected.

If you’ve raised a JR today, or are dealing with a potential JR to be lodged in the near future, we’d be interested in hearing if and how the new rules have affected your strategy (we do wonder how many petitions were lodged on Friday to ensure the old rules applied!). Please feel free to share in the comments.


Charles Livingstone

Partner at Brodies LLP
Charles works with a broad range of commercial, public sector, charitable and individual clients, advising them on public law issues including judicial review, human rights, information law and the powers and duties of local and other public authorities. He is named by Chambers & Partners in both Competition Law and Administrative & Public Law.
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