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Public Law (4th edn)

Mark Elliott and Robert Thomas
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date: 01 December 2023

p. 51013. The Grounds of Judicial Reviewlocked

p. 51013. The Grounds of Judicial Reviewlocked

  • Mark ElliottMark ElliottProfessor of Public Law, University of Cambridge
  •  and Robert ThomasRobert ThomasProfessor of Public Law, University of Manchester


This chapter discusses the grounds upon which it is possible to challenge administrative decisions by way of judicial review, and shows that there are many and varied grounds on which courts may review decisions taken by public bodies. A notable theme in this area concerns the deepening, in recent years, of judicial scrutiny of the executive. New grounds of review—such as legitimate expectation and proportionality—have emerged, often involving a greater degree of judicial oversight of executive decisions than has traditionally existed.

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