At Circle Bridge Legal, we have extensive knowledge of the legal principles and policy considerations that underpin government decision making.

Examples of administrative decisions that you may be able to challenge using administrative law principles and mechanisms include decisions:

  • by a council to compulsorily acquire land
  • by ASIC to declare a person not fit and proper to hold a financial services licence
  • by a minister not to grant a visa
  • by Centrelink to cease paying a benefit
  • to impose conditions on a licence

There are four main types of review of administrative decisions:

  1. A reconsideration by the original decision-maker;
  2. A specific statutory right of review of the decision ‘on the merits’ (internally or by a tribunal);
  3. Judicial review by a court; or
  4. Complaint to a body such as the relevant ombudsman.

Where possible, we will avoid litigation and attempt to reach negotiated outcomes in review proceedings.

For more information on how we can assist you, please contact our team on 02 9734 4561.