Judicial review is the process by which a court reviews a decision, act or failure to act by a public body or other official decision maker. It is only available where other effective remedies have been exhausted and where there is a recognised ground of challenge.
This briefing provides an introduction to this area of law in Scotland. It covers topics including who can bring an action for judicial review, what the grounds of judicial review are, and the remedies that can be awarded by the court if an action for judicial review is successful. It also considers recent policy developments relating to judicial review, including the important changes introduced by the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (asp 18).
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