What is a Judicial Review?
BC Judicial Review Self-Help Guide
A judicial review is a court action in which a judge reviews the decision of a tribunal or other legal decision-maker for serious errors or unfairness.
Tribunals are decision-makers set up by the government to resolve disputes and make decisions. For example, the Residential Tenancy Branch is a tribunal that adjudicates disputes between tenants and landlords. The Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal is a tribunal that considers appeals about income assistance and disability assistance.
This website explains how to represent yourself in a judicial review in the BC Supreme Court. It does not apply to judicial reviews in other courts such as the Federal Court (Canada). Select the tribunal that you have a decision from to learn more about the steps involved in a judicial review:
Judicial Review Blog Series
In these blog series, we provide a basic explanation of the main elements of Judicial Review. (Please note, these links will take you to another website.)
Intro to Judicial Review
Part 1: What is Judicial Review?
Part 2: Stay Applications
Part 3: Administrative Tribunals
Part 4: Glossary of Terms
Part 5: The Basics of Patent Unreasonableness
Part 6: The Basics of Procedural Fairness
Advanced Topics in Judicial Review