Claims for judicial review require permission from the court before going ahead. Claims must be made within certain time limits in order to get this permission.
Most cases must be made within three months of the challenged decision being made. Planning cases must be made within the stricter time limit of six weeks from the date of the decision.
However, there is an extra requirement that claims must also be ‘prompt’. The court can throw cases out even if they are within the correct time limit if it views them as having been unnecessarily delayed.
It is important to start proceedings as early as possible to meet this promptness requirement but also to ensure that we can provide the best case possible within the time constraints. Get in touch with our team today to find out how we can help.