Statistics on applications for legal aid in respect of applications for judicial review

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Dear Legal Aid Department,

We would be grateful if you could please provide responses to the following queries.

1. Can the Government please provide statistics on the following:
The number of applications or proposed applications for legal aid (in respect of applications for judicial review) received in total in the years 2015, 2016 and 2017:

Applications for Legal Aid
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

2. Can the Government please provide statistics on the following:
The number of applications for such legal aid, which were granted/ refused (either on grounds of a Merits Assessment or Means Assessment) within the year of 2015, 2016 and 2017:

Status - Granted:
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

Status - Refused on the grounds of a Merits Assessment:
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

Status - Refused on the grounds of a Means Assessment:
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

3. Can the Government please confirm the average time taken from when an application submitted by a non-refoulement Claimant for such legal aid is received to when it is granted and/or refused?

Average Time Taken
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

4. In addition to no.3 above, can the Government please confirm the average time taken from when an application submitted by any other type of Claimant for such legal aid is received to when it is granted and/or refused?

Average Time Taken
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

5. Can the Government please provide statistics on the following:
The number of times applications for such legal aid were granted at the following stages and during the following years:

Stage - At the initial application stage
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

Stage - Following a subsequent legal aid appeal hearing
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

Stage - At any other later stage (including after a decision/ hearing from the Court on leave to apply)
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

Yours faithfully,

Justice Centre Hong Kong

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Dear Sir/Madam,

                We acknowledge receipt of your email dated 17.4.2018. The
matters raised therein are receiving attention.

Yours faithfully,
(Miss Fiona Yang)
for Director of Legal Aid

From:        Isaac Shaffer <[FOI #265 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Legal Aid Department <[Legal Aid Department request email]>,
Date:        17/04/2018 18:26
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Statistics on
applications for legal aid in respect of applications for judicial review

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Dear Legal Aid Department,

We would be grateful if you could please provide responses to the
following queries.

1. Can the Government please provide statistics on the following:
The number of applications or proposed applications for legal aid (in
respect of applications for judicial review) received in total in the
years 2015, 2016 and 2017:

Applications for Legal Aid
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

2. Can the Government please provide statistics on the following:
The number of applications for such legal aid, which were granted/ refused
(either on grounds of a Merits Assessment or Means Assessment) within the
year of 2015, 2016 and 2017:

Status - Granted:
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

Status - Refused on the grounds of a Merits Assessment:
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

Status - Refused on the grounds of a Means Assessment:
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

3. Can the Government please confirm the average time taken from when an
application submitted by a non-refoulement Claimant for such legal aid is
received to when it is granted and/or refused?

Average Time Taken
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

4. In addition to no.3 above, can the Government please confirm the
average time taken from when an application submitted by any other type of
Claimant for such legal aid is received to when it is granted and/or
refused?

Average Time Taken
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

5. Can the Government please provide statistics on the following:
The number of times applications for such legal aid were granted at the
following stages and during the following years:

Stage - At the initial application stage
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

Stage - Following a subsequent legal aid appeal hearing
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

Stage - At any other later stage (including after a decision/ hearing from
the Court on leave to apply)
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

Yours faithfully,

Justice Centre Hong Kong

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Dear Sirs,

We refer to your email of 17 April 2018. Please refer to the attachment
for our reply.

Yours faithfully,
(Miss Fiona YANG)
for Director of Legal Aid

From:        Isaac Shaffer <[FOI #265 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Legal Aid Department <[Legal Aid Department request email]>,
Date:        17/04/2018 18:26
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Statistics on
applications for legal aid in respect of applications for judicial review

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Dear Legal Aid Department,

We would be grateful if you could please provide responses to the
following queries.

1. Can the Government please provide statistics on the following:
The number of applications or proposed applications for legal aid (in
respect of applications for judicial review) received in total in the
years 2015, 2016 and 2017:

Applications for Legal Aid
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

2. Can the Government please provide statistics on the following:
The number of applications for such legal aid, which were granted/ refused
(either on grounds of a Merits Assessment or Means Assessment) within the
year of 2015, 2016 and 2017:

Status - Granted:
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

Status - Refused on the grounds of a Merits Assessment:
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

Status - Refused on the grounds of a Means Assessment:
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

3. Can the Government please confirm the average time taken from when an
application submitted by a non-refoulement Claimant for such legal aid is
received to when it is granted and/or refused?

Average Time Taken
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

4. In addition to no.3 above, can the Government please confirm the
average time taken from when an application submitted by any other type of
Claimant for such legal aid is received to when it is granted and/or
refused?

Average Time Taken
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

5. Can the Government please provide statistics on the following:
The number of times applications for such legal aid were granted at the
following stages and during the following years:

Stage - At the initial application stage
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

Stage - Following a subsequent legal aid appeal hearing
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

Stage - At any other later stage (including after a decision/ hearing from
the Court on leave to apply)
Year 2015:
Year 2016:
Year 2017:

Yours faithfully,

Justice Centre Hong Kong

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