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 …

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