We review decisions made by people or bodies with a public law function, eg local authorities and regulatory bodies. We can:
We also hear:
We also contain a specialist Planning Court which handles judicial reviews of decisions about planning permission and other challenges to planning decisions.
We are a specialist court within the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice.
We are based at the Royal Courts of Justice, London and also at centres in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds and Manchester.
Cases may be heard by one High Court judge or by a ‘Divisional Court’ which consists of 2 or more judges, normally a High Court Judge and a Lord Justice of Appeal.
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