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The cost of access to justice

By Sara Lomri, Deputy Legal Director The right to challenge unlawful decision-making by public authorities is a vital constitutional safeguard, but the Government’s recent consultation on costs reform[1] indicates that it is ignoring one of the most serious financial obstacles people face when trying to exercise that right. Legal costs rules in England and Wales…

Deleting the Administrative State?

Alexandra Sinclair and Joe Tomlinson A key public law discussion in recent months concerns the vast number of statutory instruments (SIs) government is using to implement Brexit. Initially, it was said by government that c.800-1,000 SIs were required. That estimate has now been revised down to c.600 (while the estimated number of SIs has decreased…

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