Judicial Review pre-action letters | CPAG

Judicial Review pre-action letters

Using the letters

The links below are to judicial review pre-action protocol template letters and are designed to be sent by advisers or legal representatives on behalf of their clients.

If you are a member of the public with a problem you feel could be resolved using one of these letters, it is important to seek advice to confirm whether judicial review is appropriate.

If you do not have an adviser to act for you, you may be able to find one here: advicelocal.uk

If you are an adviser, we hope you find the letters useful. Please contact CPAG for support when using the templates jrproject@cpag.org.uk.

 

Scope

These letters are for use in ENGLAND AND WALES.

If you intend to use any of these letters in Scotland, please use with caution. The pre-action protocol does not apply in Scotland, so changes will be needed. Some changes are detailed here.

 

Next steps

Please let us know what response you receive (or if you do not receive a response). jrproject@cpag.org.uk

It is possible that the DWP will respond to your letter along these lines: "Judicial review is inappropriate. However the decision has been changed on mandatory reconsideration”. This is a success for your client.

If the matter is not resolved, CPAG can facilitate a referral to a law firm who may be able issue judicial proceedings.

 

Template letter library

JUDICIAL REVIEW PRE-ACTION PROTOCOL TEMPLATE LETTER LIBRARY     (letters no. 1 - 69) 

Advances: UC
Bedroom Tax
Benefit cap
Carers (following a death)
Claimant Commitment: UC
Claim closure
Claims
Deductions: UC

Delays in decision making / payments
(including failure to make enquiries to est.
R2R and refusal to pay new UC award)
Discretionary Housing Payments
Disputed earnings: UC
Elements: UC
Employment Support Allowance
EU Settled Status
EU Pre-Settled Status
Fraud - UC claimed fraudulently by a 3rd party

Housing Benefit
Housing Costs: UC
Mandatory reconsideration
Overpayment recovery (UC)
Payments
National insurance numbers
Refugees (inc HRT issues)
SDP Gateway
Tax Credits
Work Capability / Medical Assessments

 

Please note, new subjects are being added all the time so please check back if you can't find what you're looking for, or contact jrproject@cpag.org.uk.

Feedback

Please give us feedback if you have used any of the letters by answering this quick survey or let us know how the benefit agency responds by emailing jrproject@cpag.org.uk