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An interesting article.

At the end of the day the judiciary is there to audit the legality of a particular action or omission of the Executive. Judges are not there to exercise discretion on the rightness or wrongness of a particular aspect of policy. In a 1978 case, involving the NSPCC, the learned judge remarked "And if it comes to the forensic crunch must be law, not discretion, which is in command".

What is clear, is that if we take the example of the dreadful Grenfell Tower tragedy, a greater availability of legal aid, might have meant some form of judicial intervention, to throw the searchlight of judicial scrutiny, on any alleged failures to adhere to the law in terms of management and/or building control standards.

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