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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

From the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum) Chamber: the Home Office must pay regard to the importance of appeal rights when enforcing immigration law

A recent decision of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) highlights the need for the Home Office to exercise its powers rationally and fairly when enforcing immigration law. In this post Robert Thomas analyses the decision and its importance. By Robert Thomas The recent decision of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) – … 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

Immigration Judicial Reviews in the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber): an analysis of statistical data

By Robert Thomas, School of Law, University of Manchester This blog post analyses statistical data concerning immigration judicial reviews since their transfer to the UTIAC. It finds that the number and proportion of claims certified as Totally Without Merit has increased. It also finds that the length of time claims take to get to a … Continue reading