Local authorities and local authority officers are faced with a variety of ways in which their actions and decision-making can be challenged. Judicial review is one way for people to challenge local authority decisions. Judicial review can be used to challenge the full range of local authority functions from decisions refusing an individual a licence through to a the decision of a local authority to set a budget.

In this webinar, we will provide an overview of judicial review at an introductory level and we will consider:

  • scope: what may be challenged by way of judicial review and when a challenge can happen;
  • standing: who may challenge decisions of a local authority;
  • grounds: how a decision of a local authority is susceptible to challenge; and,
  • remedies: what the possible outcomes are in a judicial review.

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Niall McLean

Partner & Solicitor Advocate

Lewis Newlands