Judicial Review

April 7th, 2020 by James Goudie KC

In Packham v SOS for Transport (2020) EWHC 829 (Admin) a Divisional Court said that:

(1) When dealing matters depending essentially upon political judgment, matters of national economic policy and the like, the Court will interfere on grounds only of bad faith, improper notice or manifest absurdity : para 55; and

(2) Whether there is a failure to take into account a relevant consideration that the decision maker is obliged to take into account has nothing to do with the different question of whether a decision is vitiated by error of fact : the two should not be eluded or confused : para 51.

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