Administrative Law is an important area of the law, and often people are not aware that they have these rights. It has one very different element to other areas of law though, generally you gain the right to judicial review not an appeal.
What is Judicial Review?
Judicial Review is not a retrying of the case and it is not a fresh hearing. As an example, a court may find that a member has been invalidly expelled from a group, but the Court probably cannot finally decide whether the member should or should not be expelled. At Coode & Corry we have acted in a number of cases dealing with the expulsion or suspension of a member by a Tribunal. Judicial Review normally looks at whether to set aside the decision, it doesn't replace the decision making body in the way that an Appeals Court might ordinarily do.
What should I do?
If you are unhappy about a decision that has been made by a Tribunal that impacts yous, then you should consult Bruce Coode to find out if you can challenge that decision. Your first consultation is free of charge.
Who should I speak to?
Be careful of lawyers who don't have a track record in this area, administrative law is an odd and broad area of law that can only be understood by keeping up to date with the case law in the area. It touches all other areas of law a little bit, so all lawyers know a little bit, but Bruce understands the whole area.
Where can I get more information?
If you would like to read some more information about administrative law then click on the link to the right to read some more of our articles.