Baker, Regina (on the Application of) v Devon County Council: CA 21 Dec 1992

The plaintiffs appealed against orders dismissing claims for judicial review. They had challenged the intended closure of residential homes for old people. The plaintiffs said that there had been inadequate consultation, and the Councils argued that review should not be granted where there existed an alternative statutory remedy.
Held: In assessing whether or not an alternative remedy is convenient, expeditious and effective and not clearly unsatisfactory the court will have regard to the nature of and context of the decision, the statutory regime, the reach of the remedy, the need for fact finding and the convenience of the process offered by the alternative remedy.
Dillon, Farquharson, Simon Brown LJJ
[1992] EWCA Civ 16, [1993] COD 253, [1992] 91 LGR 479, [1995] 1 All ER 73, (1994) 6 Admin LR 113
England and Wales
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