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Judicial review of statutory instruments seminar held on 14 January 2020

On the afternoon of 14 January 2020, around 20 lawyers gathered in a former railway arch in Hackney, hosted by ClientEarth, to discuss judicial review of statutory instruments. This seminar was important because it is not often that Statutory Instruments (“SIs”) and system-change litigation are discussed in conjunction with one another. This was a chance…

Admin Review & EU Settlement Scheme: What does the 89.5% success rate show?

Administrative Review and the EU Settlement Scheme: What does the 89.5% success rate show? By PLP Research Fellow Alice Welsh & Research Director Dr Joe Tomlinson An incorrect decision under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) could impact the terms by which EU citizens and their family members are able to reside and access services in…

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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