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UKAJI’s February 2019 update

Here is UKAJI’s summary of administrative justice news and events for February 2019. If you have a suggestion for inclusion in this month’s or future updates, please contact Lee Marsons at lm17598@essex.ac.uk or @LeeGTMarsons.


UKAJI blog posts


Additional blog posts




Ombuds affairs



  • R (Y and Achieving for Children) v London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames [2019] EWHC 364 (Admin), on the lawfulness of the defendant council’s school consultation concerning ‘SEND Futures’




News items

  • The BBC reported that the PSNI had yet to disclose documents to the Police Ombud of Northern Ireland related to the Sean Graham Bookmakers killings in 1992
  • The BBC reported on the tribunal challenge undertaken by the parents of an autistic girl who were concerned with her school’s provision of SEND opportunities
  • The Financial Times reported comments by the Financial Ombudsman Service that financial firms must recognise the importance of showing empathy to vulnerable clients


Upcoming in March 2019…

  • A blog post from Margaret Doyle exploring the academic-practitioner engagement event held by the AJC noted above
  • A blog post from Maurice Sunkin reviewing Hertogh & Kirkham’s Research Handbook on the Ombudsman
  • A blog post from Gavin McBurnie on the January 2019 report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Consumer Protection on the ombuds system
  • A blog post from Natalie Byrom on her recent research on court and tribunals reform and access to justice noted above
  • A blog post from Sarah Nason on her series of four workshops on administrative justice in Wales

About UK Administrative Justice Institute

Funded by the Nuffield Foundation, we link research, practice & policy on administrative justice in the UK



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