Regina (Nash) v Barnet London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Regina (Nash) v Barnet London Borough Council [2013] EWCA Civ 1004; [2013] WLR (D) 335

“A local authority’s duty to consult under section 3(2) of the Local Government Act 1999 arose at a formative stage of the relevant process when the authority made arrangements to secure continuous improvement in the way in which its functions were exercised within section 3(1) of the Act. For the purposes of CPR r 54.5, a judicial review claim challenging the authority’s lack of consultation had to be brought within three months of the date when the grounds to make the claim had first arisen. That was the date the defendant authority had taken the decision to enter the procurement process for outsourcing, and since the claim had not been issued until the decision to enter into the contracts had been taken, it was out of time.”

WLR Daily, 2nd August 2013