The work of the Administrative Court is varied, consisting of the administrative law jurisdiction of England and Wales as well as a supervisory jurisdiction over inferior courts and tribunals.
The supervisory jurisdiction, exercised in the main through the procedure of Judicial Review, covers persons or bodies exercising a public law function - a wide and still growing field. Examples of the types of decision which may fall within the range of Judicial Review include:
The "Types of cases" page sets out a brief description of the work dealt with and how the work is divided between single judge courts and Divisional Courts (which consist of at least two judges and normally consist of a Lord Justice of Appeal sitting with a judge of the High Court).
Skeleton arguments may now be lodged in the Administrative Court London Office and each of the Regional Offices, by email.
Each region has its own dedicated email address for skeleton arguments. Please ensure you send your skeleton argument to the correct address:
You will receive an automated confirmation that your skeleton argument has been delivered:
E.g. Your message has been received in the Administrative Court LONDON at: Administrativecourtofficelondon.email@example.com
This email address is used exclusively for the delivery of SKELETON ARGUMENTS for cases being heard in London. Receipt of any other type of correspondence is not accepted at this address. Any such correspondence and/or attachments other than skeleton arguments will NOT be acted upon. Skeleton arguments received after 4.30pm on the afternoon prior to the hearing may not reach the hearing Judge before commencement of the hearing.
NB: When lodging a skeleton argument by email, it is not necessary to lodge a further copy by any other means.
A template for the skeleton argument is available below, to assist you in completing theinformation required by the Court. The template is formatted so the cursor will take you to each part to be completed. Please note that where there is a selection of Region or Party an arrow appears which when clicked on reveals a drop down box showing the options available.
Please note that Administrative Court fees will increase with effect from Monday 4 April 2011 in accordance with the Civil Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2011. Please see the revised Fees Table below, for details of the fees payable from the above date.
Administrative Court proceedings can also be issued at the District Registry of the High Court at Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds or Manchester.
The four centres are located at: