Thursday, July 29, 2010

JUST WHAT IS JUDICIAL REVIEW?

Judicial review is the means by which the High Courts exercise a supervisory jurisdiction over inferior Courts. It is a specialised remedy in public law.

In reviewing a particular decision the Court is concerned to evaluate the fairness.The essential function of JR was described by Lord Hailsham L.C. in Chief Constable of North Wales Police v Evans[1982] 1WLR 11565 where he stated,

" It is important to remember in every case that the purpose ...is to ensure that the individual is given fair treatment by the authority to which he has been subjected......"

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