Smith v East Elloe Rural District Council [1956]

Facts

  • The Acquisition of Land Act 1956 requires that judicial review claims against decisions to acquire land are made within 6 weeks of the decision to acquire

Issue

  • Smith bought him claim outside of this window, could it be extended by the presence of ‘bad faith’

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • A time limit clause cannot be altered by the judiciary
RELATED CASE  R v Atkinson [1976]

Posted in Public Law Revision Notes.

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