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star this property date less than 2015-01-09more like thismore than 2015-01-09
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Attorney General more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Judicial Review remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what amount each Government department has spent on external legal fees relating to each case involving substantive judicial review hearings since May 2010; and what the outcome of the proceedings was in each such case. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith remove filter
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
star this property answer text <p>The Treasury Solicitor conducts most, but not all, litigation on behalf of government departments. For example, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs normally conducts its own litigation. In 2014 the Treasury Solicitor acted in about 17846 judicial reviews.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Treasury Solicitor’s Department does not hold central records on the external legal fees paid in each individual case or on the outcome of each such case. Such information could not be created without examining every case file and thus incurring disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In relation to external fees, the Attorney General maintains five panels of junior counsel to undertake civil and EC work for all Government Departments. There are three London panels (an A panel for senior juniors, a B panel for middle juniors and a C panel for junior juniors) together with a Regional panel and a Public International Law panel. This is in addition to First Treasury Counsel (FTC) who exclusively does Government work, and to the Standing Counsel to certain Departments. <br></p><p> </p><p>The hourly rates for panel counsel are as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>First Treasury Counsel - £230</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A panel - £120</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>B panel - £80</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>C panel - £60 if under 5 years call and £80 if over 5 years call.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In relation to outcomes, the Ministry of Justice publish figures on the number of Judicial Reviews by each Department up to 2012:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>See Table 4.3 at the link below:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/267408/additional-court-tables-2012.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/267408/additional-court-tables-2012.xls</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This shows the number of cases each year where Government departments were named as first defendant and where the judicial review was granted following a substantive hearing.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2015-01-14T17:46:29.857Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-14T17:46:29.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this