Immigration Judicial Reviews - Failure or Delay in Implementing Allowed Immigration Appeals

Andrew Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Legal Aid Agency

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The request was refused by Legal Aid Agency.

Dear Legal Aid Agency,

Having regard to the review of the LAA's refusal to provide the information I requested, in FOI Request reference 86938, I note that this has been upheld, albeit with a new reason for refusal having been introduced at the review stage.

I accept, in light of the reviewing officer's explanation, that it would be a necessarily time consuming process to trawl through 12 months worth of records in order to find the information I initially requested and that such a sample would be too large.

For that reason, I now therefore restate my request as follows:

Please review a sample of as many Judicial Review cases, concluded in the last 12 months, as the £600 statutory cost limit (for the purposes of Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000) permits.

From that sample, please provide the following:

1. The number of Judicial Review cases, in which legal aid was granted by the
Legal Aid Agency or its predecessor (LAA), where the claim related to alleged
delays in the Home Office implementing immigration status following a
successful appeal before the Immigration and Asylum Chamber (First-tier
Tribunal or Upper Tribunal).

2. A list of all such cases setting out the value of legal costs ultimately paid out
by the LAA for each.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Smith

Information Governance (LAA),

Dear Mr Smith,

 

Thank you for your email of 27 January 2014, in which you asked for the
following information from the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) an Executive Agency
of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ):

 

"1. The number of Judicial Review cases, in which legal aid was granted by
the Legal Aid Agency or its predecessor (LAA), where the claim related to
alleged delays  in  the  Home  Office  implementing  immigration  status 
following  a successful  appeal  before  the  Immigration  and  Asylum 
Chamber  (First-tier Tribunal or Upper Tribunal).

 

2. A list of all such cases setting out the value of legal costs
ultimately paid out by the LAA for each. "

 

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(FOIA).

 

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Kind regards,

 

Naomi Lopez

 

Governance Team  | Legal Aid Agency
8.42, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ

 

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Dear Mr Smith

 

Please find letter attached for your attention.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Naomi Lopez |Governance Team | Legal Aid Agency
8.42, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ

 

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