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Event: The Future of Judicial Review, 19 November 2013

The Future of Judicial Review: Report Launch
Tuesday 19th November 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

The UK Constitutional Law Group is supporting an event to launch of The Constitution Society’s report “The Future of Judicial Review”.  Places are limited and advanced booking is essential: please email

The Constitution Society writes: Judicial review faces an uncertain future. The government’s proposed reforms in this area – not least, restricting who may bring a claim – are attracting controversy. Our new report takes a step back from the heat of that debate to illuminate the broader picture from a constitutional perspective.  What are the constitutional implications of attempts by the executive to limit the ability of individuals or organisations to challenge its decisions – and the power of the courts to rule on the lawfulness of its actions? What is the impact on the rule of law and the relationship between institutions of state? What are the potential consequences of altering the constitutional balance between our judges and Parliament? And why is this issue so important to the government, to Parliament and to lawyers?

Members of the panel will include: Amy Street, author of the report; Richard Gordon QC; Sir Konrad Schiemann; and a leading Parliamentarian. Following a panel discussion on the report the audience will have the opportunity to put questions to the speakers. A hard copy of the report will be available on the night.




The United Kingdom Constitutional Law Association (UKCLA) is the UK’s national body of constitutional law scholars affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law. Its object is to ‘encourage and promote the advancement of knowledge relating to United Kingdom constitutional law (broadly defined) and the study of constitutions generally’.

One comment on “Event: The Future of Judicial Review, 19 November 2013

  1. Peter D Beattie
    December 6, 2013

    This action by government to limit Judicial Review is very worrying from an individual citizen point of view. It is difficult enough already for one’s claims to be addressed due to the expense incurred by court action especially for pensioners! Government seems to be able to flout any other decision other than their own although many claims suffer from discrimination of one sort or other! The role of Ombudsmen have become a ‘pure title’ with no real teeth and this was set up originally to help those of us with limited means to get some sort of inexpensive justice! Unfortunately this is simply not happening!
    Peter D Beattie – Pensioner

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