The impending government reforms to judicial review (JR) are a timely reminder of the importance of the procedure to regulators. A Special Report, produced by Devonshires Solicitors demonstrates that JR is not always welcome, and for smaller regulators in particular, it can prove a costly exercise. But equally JR can confer real benefits in endorsing a regulatory approach and bringing certainty to the regulator and regulated alike.
Devonshires has many years of experience of acting in JRs for professional regulators, and we are well aware of the challenges they bring. But it is the in-house lawyers at the regulators who are, of course, on the front line and we recently brought together a group of them from the legal, healthcare, property and financial sectors to share their experiences at a roundtable discussion.
The end result of what proved to be a very fruitful discussion is this Special Report, enhanced by telephone interviews we carried out with other regulators who were unable to attend. It provides a comprehensive review of the issues that face regulators when dealing with JR, as well as useful tips won from working at the coalface.
Please click here to download the report.