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UKAJI April 2019 round-up

Here is UKAJI’s administrative justice round-up for April 2019. If you have any information or events to include in this month’s summary or any future updates, please contact Lee Marsons on lm17598@essex.ac.uk.


UKAJI blog posts



  • Carlow Harlow & Richard Rawlings, Procedural and Automation: Challenges to the Values of Administrative Law in E Fisher, J King & A Young (eds), The Foundations of Public Law (in honour of Paul Craig) (Oxford University Press, 2019). SSRN version can be found here;
  • The Ombudsman Association launched a new research resource collating jurisprudence from the courts on ombuds decisions. It can be found at Ombudsman Case Law Database. This project was carried out by Richard Kirkham (University of Sheffield) and funded by the Nuffield Foundation;
  • Paul Daly (University of Cambridge) posted two blog pieces on Big Data in Public Administration: Rewards, Risk and Responses and Artificial Administration in Action: the Robo-Debt Scandal;
  • Joe Tomlinson (KCL, Public Law Project, ‘The User-Preference Principle in Administrative Justice’ (April 11, 2019). Available on SSRN here;
  • Lisa Vanhala (UCL) & Jacqui Kinghan (UCL), ‘A case study of the Personal Independence Payments legal challenge’ (The Baring Foundation and Lankelly Chase), available here.





  • The Administrative Court refused permission to pursue a judicial review based on the Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 in R (B) v Neath & Port Talbot County Borough Council (unreported). Details provided by Sarah Nason (University of Bangor) here;
  • R (AD and others) v London Borough of Hackney [2019] EWHC 943 (Admin) related to a judicial review about Hackney’s approach to SEND funding and EHCPs.


Parliamentary affairs


Ombuds affairs




News items


Upcoming from UKAJI

  • A blog post from Maurice Sunkin (University of Essex) reviewing Kirkham & Hertogh’s work Research Handbook on the Ombudsman (2019, Edward Elgar Publishing);
  • A blog post from Sarah Nason (University of Bangor) concerning the creation of a new online research resource mapping the administrative justice system in Wales;
  • A blog post from Sarah Craig (University of Glasgow) on problems of misinterpretation in immigration hearings;
  • A blog post from Charlotte O’Brien (University of York) on the discriminatory effects of the two-child rule in the administration of Child Benefit;
  • A blog post from Jo Hynes (University of Exeter) on the legal geography of immigration bail hearings;
  • A blog post from Stergios Aidinlis (University of Oxford) on the extra-legal factors involved in administrative decisions to accept or reject Freedom of Information requests.

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