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What’s new in administrative justice, September 2017

Parliament The EU (Withdrawal) Bill is due to have its second reading in the House of Commons on 7 September. The First Ministers of Wales and Scotland have announced that they will work together on amendments to the Bill in order to protect devolved powers and responsibilities following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The … Continue reading

New resource: Litigants in Person Network

By Ella Playfair The Litigant in Person Network (the Network) is an new online platform which aims to connect a wide range of people with a common goal of improving access to justice. Coordinated by the Litigant in Person Support Strategy, and supported by The Legal Education Foundation, the Network is a place for interested … Continue reading

Tribunal fees are discriminatory and obstruct access to justice

The UK Supreme Court yesterday issued its long-awaited ruling on the legal challenge to the Coalition Government’s introduction of fees for taking an appeal to the employment tribunal. The appeal arose out of judicial review proceedings issued by the trade union UNISON and supported by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. In a landmark ruling, … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, July 2017

Parliament The Queen’s Speech took place on 21 June. Eight bills were announced to deal with the UK’s departure from the EU. As well as providing for the repeal and transposition of EU laws, the bills will implement policies on immigration, trade, customs, international sanctions, nuclear safeguards, agriculture, and fisheries. Further legislative measures were announced, … Continue reading

Keeping the administrative justice system under review

Originally posted on Martin Partington: Spotlight on the Justice System:
When the first major step was taken in the creation of what we would today recognise as a modern administrative justice system – the passing of the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1958 – the Government of the day decided to create a statutory body –…