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A Design Problem for Judicial Review: What we know and what we need to know about immigration judicial reviews

By Robert Thomas and Joe Tomlinson Immigration and asylum claimants often use judicial review to challenge immigration refusal decisions made by the Home Office. Immigration-related cases have, for a long time now, presented serious difficulties to the efficient management of the judicial review system in the UK. The transfer of judicial reviews to the Upper … Continue reading

Administrative justice oversight must continue

This week sees the final meeting of the Administrative Justice Forum, which was established following the abolition of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council in 2013. The AJTC was abolished following a government consultation and an inquiry by the then Public Administration Select Committee. UKAJI takes this opportunity to set out some proposals for the … Continue reading

‘A sorry episode for the welfare state’: Concentrix and Mandatory Reconsiderations

By Robert Thomas This blog provides an update on the handling of tax credit checks by Concentrix. It also presents and considers newly released data concerning the outcome of mandatory reconsiderations decided by Concentrix. Earlier in 2016, concerns were raised about tax credit compliance checks undertaken by a private company, Concentrix, on behalf of HM … Continue reading

New ESRC Report Launched – Current issues in administrative justice: Examining administrative review, better initial decisions, and tribunal reform

By Robert Thomas (University of Manchester) and Joe Tomlinson (University of Sheffield) Profound changes in the way law interacts with administration are underway. Recently, the Ministry of Justice announced a near £1-billion funding injection to modernise the justice system. A considerable part of this effort will involve substantial revisions being made to the delivery of administrative … Continue reading

Tribunal Statistics, April to June 2016

By Robert Thomas The Ministry of Justice recently released the tribunal statistics for April-June 2016. This note highlights some of the principal points of interest from the statistics. Social security There are two points to highlight from the statistics on social security appeals. First, there is the high success rates of appeals concerning two of … Continue reading