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 such as the Home Office.
A Judicial review is a challenge to the way in which a decision has been made, rather than the rights and wrongs of the conclusion reached.
The Judicial Review process can only be used if there is no other alternative remedy available to the applicant. In the event that you have been given a right of appeal in relation to a negative Home Office decision or have the option of carrying out an Administrative Review, you may not be able to carry out a Judicial Review until you have completely exhausted these alternative remedies.
A claim for Judicial Review in immigration cases needs to be issued in the Upper Tier tribunal promptly and in any event not later than 3 months after the date of the Home Office’s negative decision.
We not only pride ourselves on providing unrivalled expertise in relation to Judicial Review matters but also provide a good value for money and a range of funding options to help privately funded clients. In some Judicial Review cases, we are able to help clients on legal aid, which means that some or all the cost related to Judicial Review proceedings could be met by public funds.