Judicial Review, PUBLIC LAW and inquiries
Judicial review is the main tool that enables the courts to hold public bodies and government to account and determine if decision-makers have acted fairly, in good faith, rationally and only using the powers that they have for their proper purposes.
We have a long history of challenging the actions of local and central government, as well as non-governmental organisations. This is a highly specialist area of law which requires experienced practitioners. We have this specialism and experience.
Imran Khan and Partners are specialists in the field of public inquiries.
We have a long and proud history of instruction in public inquiries, all of which have led to changes in institutions and society in the UK.
- Imran Khan represented the parents of Stephen Lawrence in the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry which began in March 1998 and reported in February 1999. The Inquiry consisted of 69 days of public hearings and considered evidence of around 100,000 pages. The overriding finding was that the Metropolitan Police was institutionally racist and 70 recommendations for the investigation and prosecution of racially motivated crimes were made.
- The Zahid Mubarek Inquiry which arose from the murder of Zahid Mubarek at Feltham Young Offender Institution in March 2000. The inquiry heard from 62 witnesses. It received 143 statements and more than 15,000 pages of documents passed through its hands. It reported on the 29th June 2006 making over 88 recommendations.
- The Victoria Climbié Inquiry which arose after Victoria, aged 8, was tortured to death by her great-aunt, Marie Therese Kouao, and her boyfriend Carl Manning. Victoria died in February 2000. The Inquiry report, published in January 2003, concluded that the child protection system failed as a result of a lamentable lack of “basic good practice” by frontline staff and, most significantly, senior managers failing to take responsibility for the failings of their organisation. It made 108 recommendations
- We represent a number of organisations and individuals (as Core Participants) in the Undercover Policing Inquiry chaired by Sir John Mitting (previously Lord Justice Pitchford)
- We represent a number of organisations and individuals (as Core Participants) in the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) chaired by Professor Alexis Jay.
- We represent former residents and bereaved family members in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry chaired by Sir Martin Moore-Bick.