A guide to reading the Official Statistics on judicial review in the Administrative Court
By Lewis Graham, Lee Marsons, Maurice Sunkin and Joe Tomlinson
UKAJI is delighted to publish this guide written by Lewis Graham (University of Cambridge), Lee Marsons (University of Essex), Maurice Sunkin (University of Essex), and Joe Tomlinson (University of York) on how to read the official statistics from the Ministry of Justice on judicial review in the Administrative Court.
Specifically, this guide aims to help people understand what the official statistics tell us and do not tell us about the use of judicial review in the Administrative Court. The note draws on the civil justice statistics published annually by the Ministry of Justice. This note seeks to explain the available statistics in an impartial way with a view to making them easier to read and understand.
In light of the current Independent Review of Administrative Law (IRAL) focusing on reforms to judicial review, the upcoming review of the Human Rights Act 1998, and the hypothetical Commission on the Constitution, Democracy and Rights, the contributors regarded the public accessibility of this data a particular priority at this time and hope that it is of assistance to academics, practitioners, and the broader public alike.
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