Legal aid in asylum matters covers a variety of work including initial advice and legal representation at a tribunal and in judicial review.
The following table shows the average cost of an asylum case where the bill was paid during the year 2008-09.
Average cost (£) Initial advice only 610 Advice and representation at a tribunal 1,670
Average cost (£)
Initial advice only
Advice and representation at a tribunal
The average cost of legal aid for judicial reviews in immigration and asylum matters during 2008-09 was £2,480. (The cost for asylum judicial reviews cannot be disaggregated from the figures for both immigration and asylum.)