Judicial review is an efficient and effective tool to ensure your business and commercial interests are always protected, and in terms of planning permissions it ensures they can only be challenged in courts.
Judicial review proceedings are often brought by objectors, for example local residents or rival businesses. Once judicial review proceedings are issued the delay to a project can be significant, and as planning permissions are already length and costly, this means any challenge can be very bad news for a business.
Our commercial judicial review advice
Where there is potential opposition to a development, we can advise on making the application, and any decision, as robust as possible, so as to avoid or discourage potential challenges. We can advise on the chances of any challenge being successful. If a challenge is brought, we will advise on the best course of action to defend your planning permission and defeat any challenge.
It is not just planning decisions that are vulnerable. Any decision of a public authority can be challenged in the courts by judicial review. We can act for both business and local planning authorities seeking to defend decisions against challenge.
If you think that your business is likely to be affected by new development, we can advise on objecting and opposing any application and on challenging the permission if granted.
Planning law specialists with a commercial focus
Having spent time within planning departments in the public sector, we have a comprehensive knowledge of the planning system and local government administrative law – with the ability to view this from all perspectives.
We work collaboratively with colleagues across the firm, drawing on the expertise from our parks, countryside matters, and company and commercial teams. This enables us to provide specialist, commercially focused advice, tailored to your specific needs.
From planning issues to licensing applications, we ensure there are no barriers to your business activities, helping you to get the details right so that you can proceed with confidence.