- 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 deals with the availability of judicial review and its significance in the constitution. First, it considers the claim for judicial review and the exclusivity principle. It determines who can apply for judicial review and against whom and in respect of what activities judicial review may be sought. Next, it examines the discretionary nature of the remedies available in judicial review proceedings, including how the courts exercise this discretion. The chapter concludes with an examination of the courts' response to legislative attempts to exclude or oust judicial review.