Lawyers and charities express concerns over new costs guidance from the Administrative Court

The Administrative Court has published new guidance for parties seeking costs orders from the Administrative Court in settled judicial review claims. The guidance was published on 14th November and came into force on 20th November 2013. Lawyers at Doughty Street Chambers have written to the Court to raise serious concerns over the content and status of the guidance. The letter is backed by charities including The Howard League, PLP and Rights Watch UK.…

27 Nov 2013


Justice Alliance open letter to Nick Clegg

The Public Law Project has signed a joint letter from Justcie Alliance and added to the list of statements being taken to Nick Clegg MP……

15 Nov 2013


JCHR call for evidence on proposed changes to judicial review

The Joint Committee on Human Rights, chaired by Dr Hywel Francis MP, is extending its inquiry into the implications for access to justice of the Government’s proposals to reform legal aid, by examining also some of the Government’s proposals to reform judicial review, as set out in its Consultation Paper Judicial Review: Proposals for further reform.…

7 Nov 2013


PLP Publishes its response to the Government’s latest judicial review reform proposals.

The Public Law Project has published its full response to the Government consultation ‘Judicial Review: Proposals for further reform’.…

1 Nov 2013


The latest statistical assertion made by the MoJ, regarding growth in judicial review claims, questioned by PLP.

On 29 October, the policy team at the Ministry of Justice held a web chat offering an opportunity to comment and ask questions on a proposed package of reforms governing the process of judicial review. Richard Mason, Deputy Director – Administrative and Civil Justice, claimed “… There’s actually been a 27% increase in non-immigration and asylum cases – from around 2,300 in 2007 to around 3,000 in 2012…”

30 Oct 2013