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Quashing order

A “quashing order” is a legal term used in judicial review. It refers to an order made by a court that nullifies or sets aside a previous decision or action by a public body, such as a government agency or administrative tribunal.

In simple words, a quashing order declares that the decision or action in question is legally invalid. This can be due to procedural irregularities, errors of law, or the decision being unreasonable or irrational. Individuals or organizations who believe they have been adversely affected by the decision or action being challenged can seek quashing orders.

Once a quashing order is obtained, the original decision or action is considered null and void. The matter may be remitted back to the public body for reconsideration, or the court may provide further directions on how the matter should proceed.

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