The Judicial Review Process in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Comptroller and Auditor General, Dorinnia Carville, has today (Tuesday 4 July 2023) published a report on ‘The Judicial Review Process in Northern Ireland’. The decisions of any public, private or voluntary body that is performing a public function can be the subject of a judicial review. A judicial review examines the legality of how a body arrived at its decision, not the merits of the actual decision itself. Today’s report provides a factual overview of the judicial review process in Northern Ireland, the number of judicial reviews, the outcomes, the time taken to complete judicial reviews and the associated costs.