On 29 October, the policy team at the Ministry of Justice held a web chat ‘to give [those responding to the consultation] 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 , leading on JR reforms responded to a question challenging the MoJ’s assertion regarding the rise in civil JR claims as follows: “… 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…” To test this assertion , we analysed the complete database from the Administrative Court below.

PLP, Here we go again: judicial review growth figures questioned