Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2014] All ER (D) 183 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2014] EWHC 85 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (Manchester)

Judge Stephen Davies (Sitting as a Judge of the High Court)

Representation Jonathan Auburn and Ian Skeate (instructed by North Solicitors, Blackpool) for the claimant.
  Adam Fullwood and Paul Whatley (instructed by Blackpool Borough Council Legal Services) for the authority.
Judgment Dates: 24 January 2014


Judicial review - Application for judicial review - Amenability to judicial review - Defendant local authority refusing to renew claimant solicitor's lease for her office premises - Claimant applying for judicial review - Whether decision amenable to judicial review.

The Case

Judicial review Application for judicial review. The defendant local authority refused to grant the claimant solicitor a new lease for her office premises as her firm had brought a large number of personal injury claims against the authority. The Administrative Court allowed the claimant's application for judicial review, holding that there was a sufficient public law element or connection to render the decision amenable to judicial review on the ground of abuse of power and that the authority's decision had been fundamentally tainted by illegality.

Practice Areas

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