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COVID-19 and administrative justice – a call for blogs, opinions, and news

COVID-19 and administrative justice – a call for blogs, opinions, and news

By now, it is inevitable that the spread of Covid-19 will have substantial political, social, economic, and human consequences all across the globe. This is also true in the legal sphere. For this reason, UKAJI intends today to launch a series of blogs, opinion pieces, and news summaries on the theme of Covid-19 and administrative justice to consider how this pandemic has, will do, should, or could affect administrative justice. These blogs and opinion pieces may consider but need not be limited to:

  • Changes to judicial scrutiny of executive action via judicial review;
  • Parliamentary scrutiny of legislation to combat the virus;
  • The consequences of school closures, particularly for children with SEND;
  • How online, home, and distance working may affect administrative decision-making;
  • How changes to tribunal procedures may affect the fairness of the proceedings;
  • Changes to the professional practice of administrative justice practitioners, such as mediators;
  • The standards against which ombuds should assess medical conduct and practice during this time in future complaints;
  • Changes to the duties placed on local government and administrative officials.


UKAJI’s blog writing guidelines can be found here and UKAJI’s definition of administrative justice can also be found at that link.


However, we appreciate at this time that scholars and practitioners may not have sufficient time to write a full-length blog piece. Therefore, we are also inviting short opinion pieces of up to 500 words where the contributor succinctly outlines their thoughts on a current administrative justice issue, so as to provoke discussion. These need not be fully referenced but may be in the style of initial, instinctive reactions that should be borne in mind by the administrative justice community. If these opinion pieces prove successful, UKAJI will make greater use of these pieces for all administrative justice issues in future.


In addition, on this current page, UKAJI will collate a list to be updated at least every forty-eight hours summarising relevant changes to administrative justice prompted by this pandemic. If you have material you would like to include on this list or would like to discuss a blog or opinion contribution, please contact Lee Marsons on lm17598@essex.ac.uk.


COVID-19 and administrative justice – news to note:



Courts and Tribunals:




Delegated Legislation:




Economic regulation and policy:




Human rights, equalities, and constitutionalism:




International response:


Local Government:






Public health and social care:


Social security:

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

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