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Healthcare - judicial reviews

A judicial review is the Court process that assesses whether decision-makers have acted fairly, rationally, in good faith and within their proper powers. Most public health bodies will face a judicial review at some time. And when that times comes, it pays to have the experience and expertise of a specialist legal team to support you.

Acutely conscious of the need to manage costs and protect reputations, our specialist healthcare team offers advice and support which is both commercial and pragmatic, helping clients navigate through the judicial review process.

Members of our team have extensive experience in supporting clients at every stage of judicial review, from compliance with pre-action protocols, to representation at the full hearing in a wide range of areas, including:

  • individual and exceptional funding requests 
  • reconfiguration and public consultation
  • process, procedure and conclusions returned at inquests 
  • compliance with the European Convention for Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998
  • decisions from the First Tier and Upper Tribunals
  • decision making and the application of policies and procedures
  • provision of care packages and eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare
  • hospital orders, detention and other matters around the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • charging for provision of NHS services

We provide a 24/7 service, working to limit your exposure in a timely and cost effective way. At the same time, we ensure that lessons are learnt and focus on minimising the risks of such challenges in the future. 

"It's not just the technical support, it's also keeping us constantly updated and giving us that sense of being looked after throughout the process. The support they provide is really exceptional."

Chambers and Partners 2016