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Administrative law and the digital welfare state in the UK and Australia

Administrative law and the digital welfare state in the UK and Australia Jack Maxwell (Research Fellow in Public Law and Technology, Public Law Project)   Technology plays a central role in the modern welfare state. Governments are increasingly using technology to confirm identities, assess eligibility, calculate and make payments, and detect fraud. This new mode … Continue reading

Judicial review and Covid-19: reflections on the role of crowdfunding

Judicial review and Covid-19: reflections on the role of crowdfunding Sam Guy – MA Social Research student and incoming ESRC-funded PhD candidate at the University of York   The Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been subject to significant numbers of judicial review challenges, many of which have been financed using crowdfunding. These cases, … Continue reading

Victims and the Mental Health Tribunal

VICTIMS AND THE MENTAL HEALTH TRIBUNAL By Julian Hendy (Hundred Families)   The Mental Health Tribunal, or, more formally, the mental health jurisdiction of the First-tier Tribunal considers the release of psychiatric patients detained under the mental health act.   Most will have been detained to ensure they receive urgent treatment following a deterioration in … Continue reading

Defining vulnerability in the enforcement of public debts

  Defining vulnerability in the enforcement of public debts Jennie Bunt This is a revised version of an original blog-post on the website of The Justice Gap   Testing the boundaries of definitions When the accessibility of justice is threatened, considerable strain is placed on legal definitions. Such definitions carve out the boundaries of, for … Continue reading

The PHSO at the PACAC: Rob Behrens and the Public Administration Committee

  The PHSO at the PACAC: Rob Behrens and the Public Administration Committee   By Lee Marsons   On Tuesday 22nd January 2019, Rob Behrens, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombud (‘PHSO’) and Amanda Campbell, the PHSO’s CEO, appeared before the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (‘PACAC’) for their periodic interrogation. Watching the evidence … Continue reading