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Administrative review success rates

Administrative review success rates

The new Immigration Bill proposes removal of rights of appeal to an independent judge, to be replaced with  and replacement with ‘Administrative Review’ by one of its own staff. Immigration appeals have almost a 50% success rate according to the Government’s own figures:

Appeal success rate table

A recent Freedom of Information request I did reveals the following:

Between July 2012 & Jun 2013, 6096 Administrative reviews were resolved and out of that 1,077 were overturned. This represents a proportion of 18%.

This is why the Government wants to remove rights of appeal. It is the same reason the Government wants to reduce access to judicial review. It doesn’t like losing. The Government would rather reduce access to justice and remove independent scrutiny than improve decision making.

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Colin Yeo
Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder and editor of the Free Movement immigration law website.

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