Judicial Review

Judicial Review


After an applicant has unsuccessfully sought review at the Migration Review Tribunal (“MRT”) and/or the Refugee Review Tribunal (“RRT”), then the applicant may seek judicial review of the MRT or RRT decision, by commencing an application in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

For an applicant to be successful with judicial review, the applicant must show that the decision of the Tribunal was affected by jurisdictional error (i.e. an error of law). This is a technical and difficult area and the person conducting the judicial review should have legal knowledge and preferable a legal qualification.

William has undertaken judicial review matters with varying success. William was Junior Counsel in the matter Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v Li [2013] HCA 18, where a landmark decision was set by the High Court in relation to unreasonableness in Australian Administrative Law.