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New Report: The Digitalisation of Tribunals

Tribunals are a major part of the administrative justice system. The Government has begun to introduce digital procedures in tribunals but the full details of the changes remain to be seen. This report—commissioned by the UK Administrative Justice Institute—outlines ‘what we know and what we need to know’ about the digitalisation of tribunals. It takes … Continue reading

A reflection on the participation of decision-makers in administrative justice research

By Michelle Waite Decisions made by those working in administrative justice systems are often in the news, especially in the context of sickness and disability benefits. In a recent Twitter exchange I expressed the view that in order to fully understand any administrative justice system it is essential that decision-makers are included in administrative justice … Continue reading

Mapping the Bodies involved in Health Redress in the United Kingdom

UKAJI has commissioned this research to explain the UK health systems and map the bodies involved in health redress in order to provide a resource for researchers who want to study aspects of the system, including regulators and ombuds. It is hoped that it may also contribute to the identification and discussion of pressure points … Continue reading

Tribunal reform in Wales under the Wales Act 2017

By Huw Pritchard In this blog post, Huw Pritchard explores the changes to tribunals to come under the Wales Act 2017 and the emergence of a Welsh administrative justice system. The Secretary of State for Wales has announced that the main provisions of the Wales Act 2017 will come into force in April 2018. This … Continue reading

Courts and tribunals and the search for the holy ADR/ODR grail

What role does ADR have in administrative justice? And how might proposals for an online court feature in tribunals? Last November, Sir Jeremy Sullivan delivered a lecture in which he argued that challenges of maladministration should be dealt with not by the courts but by ombuds schemes. He also renewed the call for taking a holistic approach to administrative … Continue reading