In its response to the Law Commission's Consultation Paper on Judicial Review, the Public Law Project addressed the increasing phenomenon of judges “adjourning into open court and on notice” written ex parte applications for leave to apply for judicial review, thus introducing a costs risk for applicants at this stage. The Project suggested that one way to ensure that a judge was in possession of all necessary information at the written leave stage was to make it a requirement for the proposed respondent to complete a pre-litigation questionnaire before the application for leave was lodged with the court. This questionnaire can be read here.
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