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UKAJI October 2019 round-up

UKAJI October round-up

Here is UKAJI’s round-up of important administrative justice related news, research, and events for October 2019. If you have anything to add to this round-up or any future round-ups, please contact Lee Marsons at lm17598@essex.ac.uk.


UKAJI blog posts:


Research and publications:




Ombuds affairs:


Parliamentary affairs:




News items:


Future UKAJI posts:

  • Liz Fisher-Frank (University of Essex) will post a blog concerning the work of the Essex Law Clinic and its promotion of social rights.
  • Margaret Doyle (University of Essex) will post a blog regarding the House of Commons Education Committee Report in SEND.
  • Natalie Byrom (Director of Research, Legal Education Foundation) will post a piece about her research into the Government’s court and tribunal reform programme;
  • Katie Boyle (University of Stirling) will post a piece about her Nuffield-funded study into the protection of social rights in each of the UK jurisdictions;
  • Charlotte O’Brien (University of York) will post a piece about her work into the discriminatory impact of the ‘two child rule’ for Child Benefit claimants;
  • Sarah Nason (University of Bangor) will post a piece concerning the system of administrative justice for education in Wales;
  • Lee Marsons (University of Essex) will post a piece concerning the need for caseworkers at the PHSO to be trained in emotional intelligence competencies;
  • Anne-Marie Irwin (Irwin Mitchell solicitors) will post a piece concerning the ongoing judicial review into the Government’s funding of SEND education. Judgment is expected in October 2019.



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3 thoughts on “UKAJI October 2019 round-up

  1. I see there was mention here of the PHSO Annual Open Meeting. Members of the PHSOtheFACTS (the only service user group monitoring PHSO) attended the meeting in order to ask questions of the Ombudsman. Being open and transparent Mr Behrens promised to answer all the questions on the website if there was no time on the day. I was keen to know why the customer satisfaction scores were higher during the time that Dame Julie Mellor was Ombudsman than they are now – particularly given that it is widely accepted that the organisation was in ‘crisis’ due to ‘poor leadership’. Unfortunately, this question remained unanswered which raises a significant query over the accuracy of the customer feedback data. For more information you can check out this blog. https://phsothetruestory.com/2019/10/29/963/

    Posted by phso-thefacts@outlook.com | November 4, 2019, 4:27 pm


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