Slow judges cause Admin Court delays

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    High Court Judges sitting in the administrative court are specifically nominated for that purpose. They can each deal with the full range of administrative court work and time estimates for cases are not generally adjusted for particular judges.

    Where a case raises issues in a particular area of law, it is the policy of the administrative court that the case will be listed, wherever possible, before a judge who has particular expertise in that area.

    Because of the heavy workload of the Administrative Court list, resulting mainly from the very large number of asylum reconsideration applications, a number of deputy High Court judges have been sitting in the Administrative Court. As would be expected, their lists are to an extent compiled with an eye to their expertise and judicial experience.

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  • Slow judges cause Admin Court delays

    The welcome addition, in April 2009 ,of Leeds, Manchester, Cardiff and Birmingham as administrative court centres will help ease the burden on London.

    The judiciary who hear these cases will be trained appropriately so removing the need for court users to run the risk, and incur the cost, of appearing before non-specialist judges.

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