Judicial Review

judicial review

Judicial Review

As an important component of the rule of law, Judicial Review is a pillar of good governance.

Judicial review is power of the courts of a country to examine the actions of the legislative, executive, and administrative arms of the government and to determine whether such actions are consistent with the constitution. Actions judged inconsistent are declared unconstitutional and, therefore, null and void.

Our lawyers are skilled in framing and presenting arguments before court towards protection against the excesses or errors of the Executive that may occur from time to time. We are able to legally tackle any of the three types of judicial review namely: (a) illegality, (b) procedural unfairness, and (c) irrationality. An example is that a decision can be overturned on the ground of illegality if the decision-maker did not have the legal power to make that decision.

In the quest for the aggrieved party’s rights, we may file application for redress and request court for the appropriate remedy including but not limited to injunctions, Prohibitories, damages, declaration and quashing existing decision or position. Such remedies may be interim or permanent.

The legal team ensures it acts as soon as the matter is presented to our office as majority of these cases are urgent and delay in acting may result in irreparable harm or loss to the aggrieved.