Begum v Tower Hamlets LBC 1999

In this case the Court of Appeal held that the concept of a "point of law" includes any ground of challenge which would have been available in Judicial Review proceedings such as
  • A misdirection in law which had a bearing on the decision;
  • Failure to taken into account relevant issues and to ignore irrelevant factors
  • Wednesday irrationality or perversity - that is to say the decision is one which on the evidence presented to the authority, no reasonable authority could have made. 
  • Breach of the requirements of natural justice such as a failure to give the applicant an opportunity to deal with evidence or to follow the review procedure or act fairly
  • Failure to give adequate rains so that the applicant may know why their application has been rejected. 
  • Bad faith, prejudice or dishonesty