4 October 2019

Inquiry files paperwork in judicial review

Court asked to review decision-making process

Five clients of Malcomson Law have issued judicial review proceedings against the Chair of the Inquiry, Sir Brian Langstaff. We filed paperwork yesterday (3 October 2019) to the Administrative Court outlining why we do not believe this challenge is valid.

Judicial review is a type of court proceeding in which a judge reviews the lawfulness of a decision or action made by a public body. It is a challenge to the way in which a decision has been made, rather than the rights and wrongs of the conclusion reached.

Four core participants are currently seeking permission for the court to review decisions not to recognise Malcomson Law as their legal representative and, in one case, in relation to a decision not to make an individual a core participant.