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UKAJI will be launching our Research Roadmap for administrative justice on

6 December 2017 at the University of Essex, Colchester

Please join us if you can. It will be an opportunity for you to contribute to the future direction of this vital area of research knowledge and evidence. It will also be an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the UKAJI research network over the past three years and join us in thanking all those who have contributed.

‘The significance of research in this area is rooted in the scale, relevance and reach of administrative justice, all of which suggest the need for a proactive approach to research.’

We will present, for discussion, a final draft of our proposed research needs and priorities (the Research Roadmap), which has been shaped by consultation with members of the research and practitioner communities for the past six months. The launch event will be an opportunity to look to the future and explore how to take forward the proposals and recommendations.

‘In terms of scale, administrative justice directly affects many more people than either the criminal or civil justice systems.

In terms of its relevance, administrative justice concerns decisions affecting many areas of our lives – some relatively routine, concerning matters such as parking offences; others of vital importance to people’s living standards, such as social security, social care and health, schools and housing; and others concerning fundamental rights such as liberty, asylum and the right to information. 

In terms of reach, administrative justice extends beyond the court or tribunal systems and includes policy and its application, access to advice, and initial decision-making by central and local government departments and private-sector agents who deliver public services on their behalf.’ 


Tea and coffee will be available from 4pm, and we’ll have presentations and discussion with panel and attendees from 4.30pm to 6pm, followed by a drinks reception until 7pm.

Full details of the event, including speakers and directions, will be published shortly. In the meantime, if you’re interested in attending please contact Jane Parsons, UKAJI Administrator, on ukaji@essex.ac.uk to let us know.


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