Halsbury’s JUDICIAL REVIEW

Further to our continued series on Judicial Review There is a presumption that the acts of public bodies, such as orders, decisions and byelaws, are lawful and valid until declared otherwise by the court. Although some acts or measures may be described as being ‘void ab initio’ or as ‘nullities’, the modern view is that Read More …

Queensland ~ Judicial Review.

Queensland’s Judicial Review Act 1991 (the JR Act) gives the public the right to request the reasons for decisions which adversely affect them, or seek a review of a decision in the Supreme Court. In addition to administrative decisions of government departments and local authorities, the JR Act applies to administrative decisions of quasi-government agencies Read More …

The Importance of Judicial Review of Administrative Action as a Safeguard of Individual Rights

  Judicial review is the principal mechanism used by the courts to police the exercise of public law functions.  This is a constitutionally important aspect of English law.  It seeks to ensure that bodies exercising public law functions act lawfully and fairly and do not abuse their powers. There are a number of common misconceptions Read More …

Judicial Review.

    Unsatisfied with a judicial Decision or the decision of an Executive Officer? At common law, the availability and scope of judicial review is a consequence of the judicial remedy sought. These remedies are the prerogative writs of habeas corpus, quo warranto, mandamus, certiorari, and prohibition, as well as the equitable remedies of injunction Read More …