Costs of judicial review cases

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5060
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can you tell me the legal costs to the GLA Group for defending the body against judicial review over the last three years, broken down by year?

Answer

Answer for Costs of judicial review cases

Answer for Costs of judicial review cases

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The following costs were incurred by the GLA Group (GLA, TfL, MOPAC) instructing Counsel to defend claims for judicial review: 2015 - £89,955, 2016 - £354,223.81 and 2017 - £367,193.91.

There were no costs incurred for the LLDC for this period.

Some of these costs will have been recovered in cases where the claim for judicial review was successfully defended.

These figures do not cover the cost of TfL's internal legal team which provides legal advice and support to the GLA, TfL and MOPAC through shared services arrangements.

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