The UK Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI for short) is funded by the Nuffield Foundation to kickstart the expansion of empirical research on administrative justice in the UK. In particular, UKAJI focuses on issues relating to

  • the operation of different administrative justice mechanisms
  • encouraging good early decision-making
  • efficiency and effectiveness of administrative justice systems
  • access to justice
  • enforcement and outcomes.

UKAJI is a national organisation. Based at the University of Essex, its core team comes from several different universities. UKAJI is interested in the development of administrative justice in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

UKAJI is multidisciplinary. Academics working with UKAJI are researchers in the academic disciplines of law, economics, business, public administration, psychology, social policy and others.

UKAJI reaches across and within professions. As well as academics, people involved in UKAJI include: judges, ombuds, civil servants and members of the legal profession. We work with experienced academics running large projects, early career researchers and PhD candidates.

UKAJI operates online and face-to-face. Our online presence includes this website and blog, twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. We organise and support workshops, seminars and other events throughout the United Kingdom.

UKAJI’s priorities during 2014-2017 are to

UKAJI is developing a range of services and products for the administrative justice community. For example




3 thoughts on “About UKAJI

  1. This looks like a very exciting and valuable initiative. In addition to bring much-needed new research attention to administrative justice, I hope it can help to plug the gap caused by the abolition of the AJTC, in terms of dissemination and practice-sharing.

    Posted by Richard Percival | August 15, 2014, 10:10 am
  2. Could you please define the intended situational application of “administrative” in the context of the intended outcome please?
    I am interested generally in institutional administrative procedures and the fact that some do not have facility to respond ethically nor consider questioning from members of the public who can not afford legal representation. Do you have a particular document to which I could refer for more details?

    Posted by Jenny Meade | August 13, 2014, 12:38 pm

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