The IRAL called for evidence with regards to alleged growing influence of judicial review in the English legal system, following recent high-profile and successful judicial reviews such as Miller 1 and Miller 2 in respect of Brexit.
In partnership with vLex Justis4, through access to published judgments from the Queen’s Bench Division, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court over the past ten years, we analysed the data for trends in judicial review. We used the insights derived from this analysis to inform our response to the IRAL’s call and published our findings and methodology.
We are of the view that judicial review is an indispensable element of the system of checks and balances that govern our democratic society and that there is no evidential basis necessitating reform of the system. Read more here.