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Crime and Courts Act 2013

Section 22: Transfer of immigration or nationality judicial review applications

33.Section 22 removes a restriction in existing legislation so as to allow for the transfer, from the High Court in England and Wales, the Court of Session in Scotland and the High Court in Northern Ireland to the Upper Tribunal, of applications for judicial review or permission to apply for judicial review. This restriction applies to most types of immigration, asylum and nationality applications, and its removal would allow these to be transferred by a direction from the Lord Chief Justice (or, in the case of the Court of Session, by a procedural rule known as an act of sederunt), with the consent of the Lord Chancellor.

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