If you are seeking judicial review of a Tribunal decision, an experienced appellate lawyer can help you get the result you deserve and ensure your application is appropriately filed.
What is a Judicial Review?
Judicial review is a process by which courts oversee decisions of administrative bodies to ensure they are fair, reasonable, and lawful. A panel of judges from the Divisional Court hear these applications in Ontario. If you or your corporation have received an administrative decision that you are unhappy with, you might have the opportunity to challenge the decision by way of a judicial review.
What Decisions are Eligible for a Judicial Review?
You might be eligible for a judicial review if you received a decision from one of the following administrative bodies:
- Ontario Labour Relations Board
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
- Ontario College of Pharmacists and other Health Colleges
- Professional Engineers of Ontario and other Professional bodies
- Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
Do You Need a Lawyer for a Judicial Review?
It is recommended that you consult a lawyer as soon as possible after you receive your Tribunal decision to assess whether you have a case for a judicial review. It can be difficult to file without the advice of a professional lawyer.
When Should You Apply?
If you want to seek judicial review of a decision to the Divisional Court, you will need to keep some time frames in mind. There is now a thirty (30) day time limit to get your judicial review application started in Ontario.