R (on the application of Tummond) v Reading County Court and another

Judicial review – Leave to apply for judicial review. The landlord commenced possession proceedings in relation to the claimant who was a tenant. The claimant subsequently filed a defence to those proceedings. The matter came before the a judge who made an order for possession and struck out the defence. A warrant for possession was obtained and the claimant's application to strike out the possession order was struck out. The claimant appealed to a circuit judge however that judge found that the case had no merit and refused permission to appeal. The claimant appealed unsuccessfully to the Court of Appeal. Following that, the claimant therefore sought judicial review of the County Court's refusal of permission to appeal. The Administrative Court dismissed the application on the basis that the claimant could not bring himself within the exceptional circumstances required for the court to judicially review a Circuit judge's refusal of permission and the application should therefore be dismissed

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