Specialist Police Lawyers
Why Taylor Law?
A judicial review is where the High Court is asked to look at the decision of a public body or, alternatively, a body that exercises public functions.
As a serving police officer, some decisions that impact you can be challenged by way of judicial review proceedings. If you want to initiate these proceedings, it is advisable to seek legal advice given their complexity.
In the context of police law, judicial review is sometimes used to challenge the outcome of misconduct proceedings, decisions of the Police Appeals Tribunal or in relation to police pensions.
It can often be the final opportunity for you to have your legal argument heard and so it is important to ensure that you have expert advice and representation. A successful application for judicial review can lead to the decision under challenge being quashed.
Genuine police law expertise
At Taylor Law we specialise in police law and representing police officers in all areas of legal and disciplinary proceedings. Our lawyers have decades of experience in the field.
We have in-depth knowledge of the procedures that should be followed in police law cases and an excellent track record of success in defending officers facing misconduct or other allegations. If a decision has been made against you which you believe should be judicially reviewed, we can advise you as to your chances of success and the options open to you.
If you instruct us to represent you, we will act quickly to put together a strong case on your behalf.
Our team are friendly and approachable and will offer honest and practical advice. In representing you at a judicial review we will ensure that extensive preparations are made and that you have the best possible chance of a good outcome.
We understand how important it can be for a case involving your career and reputation to be dealt with efficiently and effectively and you can be assured that we will work tirelessly on your behalf.
Applying for judicial review
An application for judicial review must be made ‘promptly’ and, in any event, within three months, less a day, of the decision you wish to challenge. This does not mean that you can wait until three months is nearly up before you issue proceedings; if you do not move quickly, the High Court can refuse to hear your case, regardless of how strong it might be.
Once the application has been made, the defendant and any interested parties have the opportunity to respond to it. The court will then decide whether to grant permission to apply for judicial review. If they do grant permission, the case will proceed to a full hearing.
At Taylor Law we have experience in representing police officers in judicial review matters across a range of issues. We will step in quickly to advise and represent you and ensure that your rights and interests are protected.
We have expert police law solicitors in Leeds, Middlesbrough and London who can act for you and provide genuinely expert advice.
For an initial discussion, ring us on 0113 532 8100 (Leeds), 01642 221 108 (Middlesbrough) or 0203 780 7646 (London) or fill in our Contact Form.
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