When government-created bodies render inappropriate decisions, you may have recourse through a special type of appeal.

Appealing Administrative Decisions

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We will also handle matters that may call for a judicial review application.  These complex proceedings are where an administrative body or an administrative decision-maker (acting pursuant to statutory authority) are alleged to have delivered a decision without observing procedural fairness or alleged to have delivered a decision that is untenable at law.

These administrative decisions can come from various government-created bodies: public tribunals, boards, officers, or other public decision-makers, and the judicial review process is where the courts oversee these administrative decision-makers to make sure that their decisions are legal and within their given powers.[1]  

Decisions of a private entity cannot be judicially reviewed and the appropriate course of action is through civil litigation.  Depending on the administrative body making the decision, a judicial review of that decision may proceed in either the Divisional Court, the Superior Court of Justice, the Federal Court, or the Federal Court of Appeal. 

In very general terms, the types of decisions that may be subject to judicial review include decisions dealing with labour and employment, immigration, human rights, energy and telecommunications, and those made by the majority of self-regulating professions. 

Contact us or use the Requisition Form below to get started.

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An appeal is when you ask one court to show its contempt for another court.

- Finley Peter Dunne

Types of Decisions That Can Be Judicially Reviewed

  • Labour and Employment

  • Immigration

  • Human Rights

  • Energy and Telecommunications

  • Self-Regulating Professions

tier 1

$150per hour (+HST)

Access to Justice Rate

  • For impecunious clients (stringent pre-approval/qualification required)

  • For all application work excluding court appearances

  • Does not include disbursements and third-party charges, which are extra


$295per hour (+HST)

Regular Rate

  • For all application work excluding court appearance(s)

  • Does not include disbursements and third-party charges, which are extra

Tier 3

starting at:
$345per hour (+HST)

Court Appearance Rate

  • For all court appearances related to the judicial review application

  • Rate will depend on experience of lawyer and complexity of matter

  • Does not include disbursements and third-party charges, which are extra