chapter  36
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Although it may seem that the updating of judicial review has come rather late in the day in relation to civil procedure reforms, the date of implementation is no coincidence – 2 October 2000, the same date as the commencement of the Human Rights Act 1998. Applications to challenge the actions of public authorities will continue to be by way of judicial review with the extra consideration now being given to compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights.1 The new provisions contain tight time limits which are not capable of being extended by agreement between the parties.