Hogan Lovells publishes its response to call for evidence on judicial review reforms

London, 27 October 2020 – Hogan Lovells has today published its response to the Independent Review of Administrative Law (IRAL), following its call for evidence on possible reforms to judicial review.

The firm's full submission is available here. The IRAL Panel, chaired by Lord Faulks QC, a former justice minister, will present its findings to the Lord Chancellor and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, who will decide which, if any, options for reform should be brought forward into law.

Charles Brasted, head of the Global Regulatory practice at Hogan Lovells in the UK, said: "The importance of the rule of law to ensuring continued business confidence in the UK, and thus for the UK's future economic prosperity and international trade platform, cannot be overstated. In business terms, in countries where the rule of law is not properly upheld and enforced, the legal risk of operating in the country increases, resulting in a higher cost of capital and a lower likelihood of investment. Ensuring the UK maintains its robust and world-leading judicial system and legal sector, including the continued availability of an effective means of judicial review of government and public sector decision-making, is central to this."

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