The life sciences and healthcare sector is subject to complex regulation and decisions of Government bodies can have a significant impact on the availability and production of pharmaceutical products. Where Government bodies take decisions of this nature, and there is no other recourse available, judicial review provides an avenue to healthcare companies and others to challenge Government decisions.
Herbert Smith Freehills has had a practice note published in Practical Law, available here, in which HSF judicial review experts Andrew Lidbetter and Sanam Zulfiqar Khan explore judicial review in England and Wales in the life sciences and healthcare sector. In their analysis, Andrew and Sanam consider the various grounds of judicial review, the application of these grounds to specific cases in the healthcare sector and some particular considerations to be taken into account when making a judicial review application.
Please also see the HSF podcast on this topic available here.