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Birmingham is to gain a permanent Administrative Court for the first time following a review that called for more judicial representation outside the capital.
Lord Justice May had recommended that the city be given an Administrative Court last year as part of a report by the Judicial Working Party.
The court will open in April 2009 and cases are already being considered. Previously, matters for the Administrative Court, such as judicial reviews, were heard in London.
Cardiff, Manchester and Leeds have also been granted new Administrative Courts.
In ;December ;the presiding judge for the Birmingham court Mr Justice ;Beatson ;told Birmingham practitioners to make use of the new centre to ensure continued investment from Her Majesty’s Courts Service.
The Administrative Court deals with appeals against decisions made by lower courts, tribunals, local autho-rities and other public bodies.
Along with family and Queen’s Bench Divisions, Birmingham ;now ;has Mercantile and Technology and Construction courts, as well as the Chancery Court.