19 March 2020

Inquiry files paperwork in judicial review

Court asked to review decision-making process

A client of Collins Solicitors has issued judicial review proceedings against a decision of the Chair of the Inquiry, Sir Brian Langstaff. We filed paperwork yesterday (18 March 2020) to the Administrative Court outlining why we do not believe this challenge is valid.

Judicial review is a type of court proceeding in which a judge reviews the lawfulness of a decision or action made by a public body. It is a challenge to the way in which a decision has been made, rather than the rights and wrongs of the conclusion reached.

The core participant is currently seeking permission for the court to review a funding decision made by the Chair of the Inquiry.