Judicial review

Tory judicial review plans risk 'rule of tyranny'

Considerable alarm has been prompted by Conservative Party plans to review the judicial review process. It says in its 2019 election manifesto that it intends to set up a Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission, in its first year in government, to consider judicial review and other constitutional issues, including updating the Human Rights Act (HRA)

All’s fair: legal challenges to hospital closure consultation

Two recent cases on hospital closures suggest that public bodies may have to provide more detailed justification for their decisions, explains Michael Imperato

Preserving one’s position

Rizvan Mussa and Salima Mawji reflect on the latest High Court guidance on judicial review and complaints to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator

Munby and outspoken judges

We expect our judges to be clear, reasonable, and proportionate in their remarks, and not to use the emotionally charged language of newspaper columnists, writes Blair Gibbs

The DIY form that could make divorce anything but easy

The new DIY petition could make a difficult situation for clients even worse, warns Paul Hunt

The Supreme Court: Under new management

Will the appointment of Lady Hale encourage the legal profession to modernise, wonders Julian Hawkhead

Life and death decisions

Samantha Jones considers the role of the courts in the recent cases of Charlie Gard and two Northern Irish women challenging the health secretary’s policy on NHS abortions