Judicial Review claims in England and Wales require a court's permission to proceed to a full hearing (CPR 54.4). The idea is to prevent claims with no prospect of success from taking up the court's time and incurring needless expense on the part of the claimant.

In Scotland, there is no permission stage (Court of Session Rules, Chapter 58).

In practical terms, how does a Scottish court dispose of Judicial Review claims with no prospect of success? Is there an effective equivalent, or do all claims proceed to a full hearing irrespective of merit?

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