When an illegal, unfair and/or irrational decision has been made by a public body, for example, the Home Office, a Board of Trustees, the Environment Agency etc; a Judicial Review is a legal challenge to the said decision.

This process allows either businesses, other public bodies, groups or even individuals to legally challenge the validity and legitimate nature of decisions made by Local Authorities, Government Departments, Ministers and various other public bodies.

What are the grounds for a Judicial Review?

Varying from case to case, certain specific grounds can differ, however there are three main grounds of Judicial Review that are focal to all cases.  These are when the decision maker has acted:

  • Illegally/Unlawfully – has no powers to make the decision, has acted outside the boundaries of its statutory powers or has misapplied the law
  • Unfairly/Procedurally Improper – has not followed the set procedures prescribed in law or has acted unfairly
  • Irrationally/Disproportionately – has acted unreasonably in the circumstances or has not acted proportionately to the legitimate aim of the State.

Having brought a significant number of Judicial Reviews from varying backgrounds such as assorted business and corporate arenas, to cases within the health and social care sector and cases involving human rights, at Aston Brooke we aim to bring you successful results to your case. Back in December 2010 Aston Brooke won a momentous judgment against the Secretary of State for the Home Department’s decision to impose interim limits and “caps” on Tier 2 (General) migrants.  The High Court subsequently ruled in favoured of the Claimants and announced that these interim limits and “caps” imposed by the Secretary of State for the Home Department were unlawful.

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My first experience with this firm was a little lacklustre, I was, however, transferred over to Mala Balasingham of Aston Brooke; she very quickly took charge and set course for completion. Mala is clearly an expert in her field with a lot of experience to back her. She was very thorough in her detailing of all the paperwork and managed to find several clauses which could have been detrimental that another solicitor never picked up on.

Baljinder Kaur is a brilliant conveyancer who is more than happy to work with an estate agent to achieve a result for her client. Quick to respond and very pragmatic!

Excellent service, very reliable, attentive, genuine, kind people, always there to help you out. Big thank you to Mr Majeed, Erin and the Immigration team. I had lost half way to my journey, Mr Majeed guided me and help to get my indefinite. I am so grateful. Highly recommend to everyone. Thank you so much

Excellent service. I have no words to describe how Satisfied and confident I was from day 1 and throughout the case. I was really pleased with their expertise and professionalism. I managed to resolve things at mediation with their help and guidance.

I recently applied for a spouse visa through Aston Brooke Solicitors which was successful. The firm’s professionalism, guidance, excellent communication skills and complete understanding of UK immigration law is spot on. I definitely recommend them and would like to thank Sachini, Ray and Kashif for all their support.