Gerry Facenna and Nikolaus Grubeck successfully defend BSI in judicial review claim

27 Jan 2020

In a detailed judgment in R (Ventcroft) v British Standards Institution [2020] EWHC 68 (Admin), the High Court has refused permission in an application for judicial review seeking to challenge a decision by the British Standards Institution (“BSI”) to approve a revised standard for fire-retardant cables. In his decision, Julian Knowles J noted that BSI was “a specialist body with a high degree of technical expertise”. He held that it was not arguable that BSI had acted unreasonably or that its decision was otherwise unlawful in a public law sense and gave permission for the judgment to be cited.

Gerry Facenna QC and Nikolaus Grubeck acted for BSI