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Review of arrangements for disagreement resolution (SEND) – Part 2: Impact of compulsory mediation information on appeals to the First-tier Tribunal SEND

In a two-part blog post, Mairi Ann Cullen, Senior Research Fellow, University of Warwick, reports on the Department of Education-funded review of new arrangements for disagreement resolution in special educational needs disputes. Part 1 explored the element of the study that aimed to understand the effect of the recent pilot extending the powers of the … Continue reading

Review of arrangements for disagreement resolution (SEND) – Part 1: Understanding the effect of the ‘Recommendations pilot’

In a two-part blog post, Mairi Ann Cullen, Senior Research Fellow, University of Warwick, reports on the Department of Education-funded review of new arrangements for disagreement resolution in special educational needs disputes. Here, in Part 1, she explores the element of the study that aimed to understand the effect of the recent pilot extending the … Continue reading

Immigration appeals and delays: On the verge of a crisis?

By Robert Thomas In this blog Robert Thomas considers delays in immigration appeals and available data. There have been some news stories over recent months about delays in immigration appeals. In December 2016, Meg Hillier MP, chair of the Commons Public Accounts Committee, said that the immigration appeals system was on the verge of a … Continue reading

A Design Problem for Judicial Review: What we know and what we need to know about immigration judicial reviews

By Robert Thomas and Joe Tomlinson Immigration and asylum claimants often use judicial review to challenge immigration refusal decisions made by the Home Office. Immigration-related cases have, for a long time now, presented serious difficulties to the efficient management of the judicial review system in the UK. The transfer of judicial reviews to the Upper … Continue reading

Administrative justice oversight must continue

This week sees the final meeting of the Administrative Justice Forum, which was established following the abolition of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council in 2013. The AJTC was abolished following a government consultation and an inquiry by the then Public Administration Select Committee. UKAJI takes this opportunity to set out some proposals for the … Continue reading