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Judicial Review and Social Welfare

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ISBN13: 9781855674226
ISBN: 185567422X
Published: July 1998
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £120.00

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Comprises a collection of essays by academics and practitioners who have an interest in the operation, impact and future development of judicial review in a number of social welfare areas: homelessness; housing benefit; mental health; health care; social security; the discretionary social fund; immigration; prisoners; education; and gypsy site provision.

Two contributions address issues relating to the supervisory jurisdiction in the Scottish Court of Session and thee High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland.;Each contributor outlines the background and development of judicial review in their particular field, followed by a commentary on the operation of the judicial review remedy and various theoretical and practical concerns such as the impact of judicial review on organizational behaviour and its effects on the exercise of discretionary powers. The essays deal with the political and policy context of judicial review challenge and the shifting balanxce of advantage offered to social welfare campaigners. The limitations of judicial review and the comparative merits of statutory appellate schemes are also examined.

The contributors attempt to identify future areas for research, and a concluding chapter by the editor draws together the common themes.

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Judicial review and education, Neville Harris; judicial review and access to health care, Bob Lee; judicial review and mental health, Phil Fennell; judicial review and social security, Peter Robson; the discretionary social fund, Trevor Buck; judicial review and legal services, Roger Smith; judicial review and homelessness, David Pollard; judicial review and housing benefit, Martin Partington; immigration and judicial review, Prakesh and Werner Menski; prisoners - judicial review and social welfare, Simon Creighton; judicial review and gypsy site provision, Derek Obadina; judicial review in the Scottish Court of Sessions, Chris Himsworth; judicial review in Northern Ireland, John Larkin.