Our Judicial Review team provides expert advice on public and administrative law and regularly advises public law clients on protecting their interests and defending against the threat of Judicial Review challenges.
Our Judicial Review team has extensive and highly regarded experience across numerous areas of public law. The team has dealt with challenges to decisions made within the NHS, central government, local government and national regulators and decisions concerning procurement, healthcare reorganisation, education, information governance, housing policies, immigration sponsorship issues, mental health and capacity, fertility and genetics, social care, equality and human rights.
Blake Morgan also has experience of advising claimants as to the potential for Judicial Review and how to frame their challenge.
Our specialist Judicial Review lawyers have represented not only an impressive list of public bodies but also non-public entities that are susceptible to Judicial Review or are interested parties in Judicial Review claims.
Examples of clients we have helped include:
|Department of Health||Hywel Dda Local Health Board|
|Milford Haven Port Authority||Welsh Language Commissioner|
|The Adjudication Panel for Wales||Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority|
|Independent Housing ombudsman||Human Tissue Authority|
|NHS Gloucestershire||University of South Wales|
|Trust Special Administrators (Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust)|
Examples of how are Judicial Review experts have helped clients include:
Our experience team provides training to clients on the risk of Judicial Review challenges and how to avoid such challenges.
Our team represented a client in the Supreme Court where a judgment was handed down.
Allan Wilson, Partner and Hannah James, Senior Solicitor of Blake Morgan, with Counsel Fenella Morris QC and Benjamin Tankel of 39 Essex Street Chambers, successfully defend the NHS in Wales from a multi-million pound challenge by care home providers
Judgment was handed down on Monday 21 December in the first case to consider the NHS (Competition, Procurement and Patient Choice) No 2 Regulations 2013, and in which case Blake Morgan acted for the defendant, NHS England.
The House of Lords' decision to remove controversial provisions was reversed by the House of Commons, and now the proposed changes have been reinserted.
Following a recent decision by Mr Justice Blake, Interested Parties in judicial review proceedings may be concerned that the courts are more likely to make costs orders against them in the future where challenges fail.
This briefing summarises challenges by way of judicial review relating to decision – making and policy formulation where the challenge has included an alleged failure by the public body to comply with its duty under the Equality Act 2010.