Bar Council Welcomes Further Consultation on Judicial Review

6 September 2013

The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has today welcomed the Government's plans to consult on further potential measures for reform of judicial review.

Maura McGowan QC, Chairman of the Bar Council, said:

"We welcome the opportunity to respond to further consultation on judicial review. We shall study the consultation paper from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) carefully in the context of the considerable public interest, and concern, which the MoJ's earlier proposals aroused having regard to the importance of this remedy in challenging the decision-making processes of public authorities."


1. For further information, please contact the Bar Council Press Office on 020 7222 2525 or

2. The Bar Council's response to the previous consultation, which ran from December 2012 to January 2013 entitled 'Judicial Review - Proposals for Reform', can be found here.

3. The Bar Council represents barristers in England and Wales. It promotes:

  • The Bar's high quality specialist advocacy and advisory services

  • Fair access to justice for all

  • The highest standards of ethics, equality and diversity across the profession, and

  • The development of business opportunities for barristers at home and abroad.

The General Council of the Bar is the Approved Regulator of the Bar of England and Wales. It discharges its regulatory functions through the independent Bar Standards Board.