Judicial review is a type of legal case that can be used to challenge the way that decisions have been made by public organisations such as the council. It is used to challenge the way that decisions have been made, rather than the decisions themselves.
Even if the judicial review is successful, the court can’t impose its own decision on your case (for example, it can’t award you more points), but it can overturn the council’s decision and make the housing department look at it again.
Judicial review is very complicated, so you should get specialist advice before taking any action.
You may be able to get help from a legal aid lawyer if you are on certain benefits or have a low income. Shelter Cymru has a legal team who can tell you whether you have a good case and, if so, might be able to help and represent you. Contact a Shelter Cymru adviser who can refer you to the legal team as necessary.
You may also contact the Civil Legal Advice helpline on 0345 345 4 345.
Have any papers you received from the council with you when you speak to an adviser.
We are sorry that we cannot provide this information in Welsh, however if you would like to speak to an adviser in Welsh please contact 08000 495 495.