Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Part 4 - Joint Briefing Note

26 November 2014

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Part 4 - Joint Briefing Note (PDF, 1 MB)

The Bar Council, the Law Society and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) have prepared a briefing note urging members of parliament to protect judicial review, the legal process which enables individuals to challenge unlawful Government decision-making.

The three legal bodies support the Lords amendments to Part 4 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill and are urging members of parliament to vote in favour of Lords amendments 97 to 107 relating to clauses 64 to 67.

It is fundamental to our system of justice and the rule of law that members of the public, including the weakest and most vulnerable, have an effective means of scrutinising and checking executive power. Standing up for judicial review is standing up for the rule of law.