procedural impropriety

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A failure on the part of a public authority to act in accordance with the requirements of procedural fairness and in compliance with the common-law rules of natural justice. In Council of Civil Service Unions v Minister for the Civil Service [1985] AC 374 (HL) the terms procedural impropriety, illegality, and irrationality were used to denote the common-law grounds or heads of judicial review of administrative action.

Subjects: Law.

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