The MoJ has today released the latest figures on exceptional funding applications, covering the period April to June 2014. They show:
- 209 applications were made, 61 review requests were lodged, and 211 determinations made
- 12 applications were made by applicants direct, the remainder by solicitors acting on their behalf
- 21 applications were granted, of which 14 were for inquests, 4 for family cases and 3 for immigration.
- 153 were refused, 35 rejected, 2 withdrawn and 59 cases were awaiting a decision at the end of the period.
It is perhaps too early for Gunadaviciene to have any impact on the rate of grants; the continuing low figures for non-inquest cases would suggest as much – perhaps unsurprisingly since judgment was only handed down in mid-June. The figures for the next quarter will be interesting.
We would be glad to hear of any successful applications and are happy to publish details on this site to assist other practitioners with their applications – see here for our report of two recent housing grants.