22 April 2020

Inquiry files paperwork in judicial review


Court asked to review decision-making process

A core participant client of Collins Solicitors has issued judicial review proceedings against a procedural decision of the Chair of the Inquiry, Sir Brian Langstaff, choosing one of the two courses open to him in law by which a dispute over the assessment of a monthly costs award can be resolved. We filed paperwork today (22 April 2020) in the Administrative Court outlining why we do not accept this challenge.

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, or the way it was made. The first step in judicial review proceedings is a process which assesses whether claims have any reasonable prospect of success: it is only if a judge grants permission that a claim can then go further. The core participant is currently seeking such permission.