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Judicial review applications down 16 per cent in first half of this year

There were 1,200 applications for Judicial Reviews in the county court in the first half of 2021, down 16 per cent on the same period in 2020 (comparing to 2020 data as JR cases were not significantly impacted by Covid-19).

The figures are included in the latest civil county court statistics released by the  Ministry of Justice.

Of the applications made in the period January to June 2021, 34 per cent are now closed. Of the total applications, 430 reached the permission stage in 2021, and of these:

The Judicial Review and Courts Bill, introduced in the House of Lords by the Government, is set to have its second reading on a day to be appointed.

For the civil county court statistics, click here. For progress of the Judicial Review and Courts Bill, click here.