Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022


Make provision about the provision that may be made by, and the effects of, quashing orders; to make provision restricting judicial review of certain decisions of the Upper Tribunal; to make provision about the use of written and electronic procedures in courts and tribunals; to make other provision about procedure in, and the organisation of, courts and tribunals; and for connected purposes.

Government Bill

(Ministry of Justice)
What is this Bill?

The Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022 was a Government Bill that became an Act of Parliament.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill was introduced on 21 July 2021 and became an Act of Parliament on 28 April 2022.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

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Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

28/04/2022
Royal Assent (Commons)
27/04/2022
Consideration of Commons amendments (Lords)
27/04/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 151-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons Amendment and Reasons
26/04/2022
Consideration of Lords amendments (Commons)
26/04/2022
Programme motion
26/04/2022
Bill
HL Bill 151 Commons Disagreement, Reasons and Amendment to the Words So Restored to the Bill
26/04/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 151(a) Motions for Consideration of Commons Reasons and Amendment
26/04/2022
Amendment Paper
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 26 April 2022
26/04/2022
Bill proceedings: Commons
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 26 April 2022
25/04/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 25 April 2022
21/04/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 21 April 2022
20/04/2022
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Lords stages and amendments
20/04/2022
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on a more detailed look into Part 1 of the Bill
20/04/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 20 April 2022
08/04/2022
Explanatory Notes
Bill 302-EN 2021-22
07/04/2022
Bill
Bill 302 2021-22 (Lords Amendments)
06/04/2022
3rd reading (Lords)
04/04/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 146(a) Amendment for Third Reading
31/03/2022
Report stage (Lords)
31/03/2022
Bill
HL Bill 146 (as amended on Report)
29/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 120-I Marshalled list for Report
28/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 120(i) Amendments for Report
22/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 120(h) Amendments for Report
18/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 120(g) Amendments for Report
18/03/2022
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Judicial Review and Courts Bill: Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum
16/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 120(f) Amendment for Report
15/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 120(e) Amendments for Report
10/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 120(d) Amendments for Report
10/03/2022
Select Committee report
22nd Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
09/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 120(c) Amendments for Report
07/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 120(b) Amendments for Report
07/03/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Wolfson to Lord Pannick and Lord Falconer regarding the online procedure rule committee clauses, as discussed during the Committee Stage.
02/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 120(a) Amendments for Report
24/02/2022
Bill
HL Bill 120 (as amended in Committee)
22/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 102-II Second marshalled list for Committee
21/02/2022
Committee stage (Lords)
21/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 102-I(a) Amendments for Committee (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
17/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 102-I Marshalled list for Committee
16/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 102(g) Amendments for Committee
15/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 102(f) Amendments for Committee
14/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 102(e) Amendments for Committee
11/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 102(d) Amendment for Committee
10/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 102(c) Amendments for Committee
10/02/2022
Select Committee report
20th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
09/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 102(b) Amendments for Committee
08/02/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 102(a) Amendments for Committee
07/02/2022
2nd reading (Lords)
03/02/2022
Briefing papers
Judicial Review and Courts Bill
02/02/2022
Impact Assessments
Overarching Impact Assessment from the Ministry of Justice
02/02/2022
Impact Assessments
Increasing efficiency and accessibility in the criminal courts from the Ministry of Justice
31/01/2022
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Judicial Review and Courts Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
26/01/2022
1st reading (Lords)
26/01/2022
Bill
HL Bill 102 (as brought from the Commons)
26/01/2022
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 102 Explanatory Notes
26/01/2022
Minutes of Proceedings
Minutes of Proceedings
26/01/2022
Lords Hansard
Lords Hansard
25/01/2022
3rd reading (Commons)
25/01/2022
Report stage (Commons)
25/01/2022
Programme motion
25/01/2022
Bill proceedings: Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 25 January 2022
25/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 25 January 2022
25/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 25 January 2022 - large print
25/01/2022
Selection of amendments: Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments - 25 January 2022
24/01/2022
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative consent motion agreed by the Scottish Parliament
24/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 24 January 2022
21/01/2022
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Progress of the Bill
21/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 21 January 2022
20/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 20 January 2022
19/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 19 January 2022
18/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 18 January 2022
25/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 25 November 2021
24/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Professor Jason Varuhas (supplementary) (JRCB16)
24/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (JRCB17)
23/11/2021
Bill
Bill 198 2021-22 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
23/11/2021
Bill
Bill 198 2021-22 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) - large print
23/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 November 2021
23/11/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 23 November 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
23/11/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 23 November
19/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by JUSTICE (Part 2, Chapter 2 of the Bill - Online Procedure) (JRCB13)
19/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by JUSTICE (Part 2, Chapter 4 of the Bill - Coroners) (JRCB14)
19/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by INQUEST, supported by 25 organisations (JRCB15)
19/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 19 November 2021
18/11/2021
Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sittings so far (Commons)
18/11/2021
Committee Debate: 11th sitting (Commons)
18/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 18 November 2021
18/11/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 18 November 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
18/11/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 18 November
17/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by JUSTICE (Part 2 of the Bill - Criminal Procedure) (JRCB10)
17/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Dr Rebecca K Helm, Director and Clinic Solicitor, Evidence-Based Justice Lab, University of Exeter (JRCB11)
17/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Dr Jonathan Morgan, Reader in English Law, University of Cambridge (supplementary submission) (JRCB12)
17/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 17 November 2021
16/11/2021
Committee Debate: 8th sitting (Commons)
16/11/2021
Committee Debate: 7th sitting (Commons)
16/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 16 November 2021
16/11/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 16 November 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
16/11/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 16 November
12/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 12 November 2021
10/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by JUSTICE (Part 1 of the Bill) (JRCB08)
10/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Transform Justice (JRCB09)
10/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 10 November 2021
09/11/2021
Committee Debate: 6th sitting (Commons)
09/11/2021
Committee Debate: 5th sitting (Commons)
09/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 9 November 2021
09/11/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 9 November 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
09/11/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 9 November
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Assistant Professor Samuel Beswick, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada (JRCB05)
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Amnesty International UK (JRCB06)
05/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Amnesty International UK (supplementary) (JRCB07)
05/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 5 November 2021
04/11/2021
Committee Debate: 4th sitting (Commons)
04/11/2021
Committee Debate: 3rd sitting (Commons)
04/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 4 November 2021
04/11/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 4 November 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
04/11/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 4 November
03/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Law Society of Scotland (JRCB01)
03/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Fish Legal (JRCB02)
03/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by INQUEST (Briefing for Committee Stage: Part 2, Chapter 4, Clauses 37, 38, and 39) (JRCB03)
03/11/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by INQUEST (Briefing on funding for the bereaved at inquests) (JRCB04)
03/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 3 November 2021
03/11/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 2 November 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
02/11/2021
Committee Debate: 2nd sitting (Commons)
02/11/2021
Committee Debate: 1st sitting (Commons)
02/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 2 November 2021
01/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 1 November 2021
29/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 29 October 2021
28/10/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 28 October 2021
28/10/2021
Press notices
Have your say on the Judicial Review and Courts Bill
26/10/2021
2nd reading (Commons)
26/10/2021
Programme motion
26/10/2021
Money resolution
26/10/2021
Commons Hansard Daily Report
2nd reading - Commons Hansard link
12/10/2021
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on the Bill
27/07/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 192-EN 2020-21
21/07/2021
1st reading (Commons)
21/07/2021
Bill
Bill 152 2020-21 (as introduced)
21/07/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 152-EN 2020-21 - large font accessible version
21/07/2021
Impact Assessments
Judicial Review Reform from the Ministry of Justice
21/07/2021
Human rights memorandum
ECHR Memorandum for the Joint Committee on Human Rights
21/07/2021
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Delegated Powers Memorandum prepared by the Ministry of Justice
21/07/2021
Impact Assessments
Employment Tribunals, Online Procedure Rules Committee and Coroners Court measures from the Ministry of Justice
21/07/2021
Impact Assessments
Increasing efficiency and accessibility in the criminal courts from the Ministry of Justice
21/07/2021
Bill
Bill 152 2020-21 (as introduced) - large font accessible version
21/07/2021
Impact Assessments
Overarching Impact Assessment from the Ministry of Justice