If an application to apply for Judicial review has been granted, the courts may proceed with making case management directions as per CPR 54.10(1) for the purpose of progressing with the case. This may include venue directions relating to the service of claim form as well as all material evidences relating to other individuals and as to expedition.
Parties who have been served a claim form and wish to challenge the claim form (or provide additional grounds in support of it) must do so within thirty five dace of receiving the order granting permission. Within this period they must file and serve on the Court as well as the other parties detailed grounds for challenging the decision or providing additional grounds to support it as well as presenting any written evidence that may be relied upon.
Having completed the above, you may now be represented at the hearing. In an event that you want to rely on documents that was not included in the original filling; having already filed detailed grounds, the party must file a paginated bundle at the courts as at the time the detailed grounds are filed. Please note that it is within the powers of the Courts to extend or cut short the window for lodging evidence.
Where the time allotted for lodging evidence has elapsed, the case will then be moved to a warned list and all the concerned parties will be formally informed of this. In an event that an expedition direction has been given, the case will assume priority, particularly against other cases awaiting fixing.
Even though it is a norm for Administrative Courts to give fixed dates for hearings, a need to short warn cases may arise in a bid to make up for the large number of settlement that may be occurring in the list. Where your cases falls among the category of cases to be short warned, you will be formally notified.
This refers to the document lodged by a party with the courts before a major hearing for any judicial review application. To lodge a skeleton argument, the party lodging the skeleton arguments must file it with the court as well as serving it on the other party within 21 days before the date of the hearing or the short warned date, in the event that the case has been short warned.
Skeleton arguments would normally contain the following:-