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New Voices in Administrative Justice – a UKAJI workshop

Following on from the creation of the UKAJI Early Career Researchers Network in 2016, a one-day workshop – funded and supported by UKAJI – will be hosted at the University of Sheffield on 1 September 2017. The workshop will feature a range of early career researchers, along with a panel of senior researchers to discuss the papers.


The schedule for the event is as follows:

Welcome from University of Sheffield – Dr Joe Tomlinson, University of Sheffield
Welcome from UK Administrative Justice Institute – Margaret Doyle, UKAJI, University of Essex

Panel One

Chair: Professor Michael Adler, University of Edinburgh

  • The Palliative Effects of Discretion in the Welfare Reform Agenda: A Case Study of Discretionary Housing Payments – Jed Meers, University of York
  • Communication Challenges of Litigants in Person in View of Digital by Default Government Policies – Dr Tatiana Tkacukova, Birmingham City University
  • Public Law in the First-tier Tax Tribunal and the Case for Reform – Stephen Daly, King’s College London

Presentation on Partnering with Government for Research

Chair: Professor Robert Thomas, University of Manchester

  • Jason Latham, HM Courts & Tribunals Service
  • Dr Ian Rowe, HM Courts & Tribunals Service

Panel Two

Chair: Margaret Doyle, UKAJI, University of Essex

  • Designing Digital Tribunals – Dr Joe Tomlinson, University of Sheffield
  • Internal Administrative Law and the Conduct of UK Law Officers – Conor McCormick, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Building a Welsh Jurisdiction through Administrative Justice – Dr Huw Pritchard, Cardiff University



Panel Three

Chair: Brian Thompson, University of Liverpool

  • Judicial Scrutiny of Surveillance Warrants and the Incorporation of Judicial Review in the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 – Byron Karemba, University of Leeds
  • Legal Consciousness and Administrative Justice: Towards Responsive Legality – Dr Zach Richards, Keele University
  • Trust and the Administration of Social Welfare Entitlements – David Vitale, London School of Economics

Closing remarks/discussion on UKAJI Roadmap and building research capacity in administrative justice

UKAJI Prize for New Voices in Administrative Justice

At the workshop, the UKAJI Prize for New Voices in Administrative Justice will be awarded for best paper. The prize is aimed at encouraging early career researchers whose work contributes to a wider understanding of administrative justice. The papers will be judged by a group of the senior academics attending the workshop. The prize winner will receive a certificate and £320.

Attending the Workshop

Places at the workshop are limited but if you would like to attend, please send an email to Joe Tomlinson (j.p.tomlinson@sheffield.ac.uk). For those who request to attend, there will be a small fee to cover costs.


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