- Brian ThompsonBrian ThompsonSenior Lecturer at Liverpool Law School, University of Liverpool
- and Michael GordonMichael GordonSenior Lecturer at Liverpool Law School, University of Liverpool.
Extracts have been chosen from a wide range of historical and contemporary cases to illustrate the reasoning processes of the courts and to show how legal principles are developed. This chapter introduces the nature and constitutional role of judicial review. It then examines the various grounds of review, which have been placed in three classes: illegality, procedural impropriety, and irrationality. The chapter also discusses the substantive aspect of legitimate expectations and the relationship between irrationality and proportionality in pure domestic law.