Simon Dolan’s Judicial Review application

Fiction:

A government can close schools and restrict freedoms whenever it thinks it is best for the country.

Law:

The government must, like everyone, act within the law.  Ministers’ powers may be wide but they are not without limits.

If the powers aren’t wide enough, they need to go through Parliament to ask for more. Whatever they do, in exercising their powers they must act reasonably, and that means basing decisions on evidence.

Anyone interested in understanding the basis of the judicial review application by Simon Dolan should read the following articles by barrister Francis Hoar:

 

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