PLP’s Research Director Dr Joe Tomlinson’s latest paper – Quick and Uneasy Justice – reports that the Settled Status Scheme represents an accelerating trend towards quick justice at the expense of important safeguards. 

The report analyses the administrative justice design of the scheme – which represents a new and distinct model of immigration and administrative justice, with automation of decision-making at its centre – and explores how the scheme may serve as a case study of automated decision-making in administrative justice as a whole.

Dr Tomlinson has published by Freemovement and UKAJI on the findings of the report.

Quick and Uneasy Justice was launched at the APPG for the Rule of Law on 16 July 2019 shortly before a House of Lords debate on the scheme later that day during which several Peers referenced the report as they put questions to the Minister.