The Lord Chancellor introduced the Judicial Review and Courts Bill to Parliament on 21st July this year. This paper, which draws on submissions to the Independent Review of Administrative Law and the Government Consultation on Judicial Review Reform, sets out a number of amendments that Parliament may wish to consider making to the Bill. The first two amendments concern the Bill’s first two clauses. The other amendments would introduce new clauses to the Bill: some would reverse particular judgments; others would make general (but targeted) changes to the procedures and grounds of judicial review. The point of the paper is to outline to Parliament some ways in which it might strengthen the Bill and thereby vindicate the rule of law and the political constitution.

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