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Government proposes further curtailing of judicial review

The government has recently published proposals for further changes to the potential availability of judicial review as a mechanism to hold public bodies to account. The additional proposals include considering changes to the rules on standing, limitations to the costs that can be claimed (particularly at the leave stage) and changes to the definition of procedural impropriety.

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Legal Profession

Judicial review of new professional body for criminal lawyers in England is dismissed

The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) of England and Wales took a judicial review against a number of professional regulatory bodies, including the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and the overall regulator for the legal sector, the Legal Services Board (LSB). As mentioned in previous editions of the Update, other parties such as the Law Society have been granted permission to intervene.

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Legal Aid, Legal Profession, Other Public Interest Cases

Lord Neuberger attacks further curbs to judicial review

The President of the UK Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, has criticised proposals to introduce further limits on the availability of judicial review.

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Legal Profession

European Court of Human Rights speaks out about coverage in the UK media

Various organisations have raised concerns on many occasions over how cases involving human rights, whether decided upon by UK courts or Strasbourg, are reported on by the UK media.

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Legal Profession