Litigation Miscellaneous 2014

Judicial review of revenue settlement decisions by public interest litigants

Source: Taxation In Australia Journal Article

Published Date: 1 Oct 2014


In the law which governs standing to institute legal proceedings, a distinction is drawn between personal standing and representative standing. The latter concerns applicants who seek leave for judicial review on the basis that they represent the interests of other identifiable individuals, or that they represent the public interest. In the United Kingdom, there has been a progressive widening of the standing rules in relation to judicial review. This has been most pronounced in relation to representative groups seeking standing and has led to some interesting and novel cases in the tax arena.

This article examines one of those cases, a representative group campaigning against tax havens and tax abuse seeking judicial review of a settlement decision entered into by the revenue authorities in the UK. The article then examines the rules of standing in Australia and poses the question: could such a case happen to the ATO?

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  • Published By: Ram Pandey
  • Published On:1 Oct 2014

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