JR rules revised

The Ministry of Justice acted swiftly to introduce new payment arrangements for publicly funded judicial review cases, after the Divisional Court’s ruling that the “no permission no fee” regulation, which limited access to judicial review, was unlawful and inconsistent with the purpose of LASPO. 

The new regulations reflect the general policy set out under the previous provisions of the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (No 3) Regulations 2014 and mean that payment for work on an application for judicial review is not allowed unless permission is granted or certain other specified instances to take into account the Divisional Court’s findings apply.