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SEND reforms: Mandatory mediation in administrative justice

SEND reforms: Mandatory mediation in administrative justice The newly published and long-awaited SEND Green Paper proposes ‘strengthening redress’, including making mediation mandatory in appeals of local authority decisions on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This post explores why this proposal should be a concern to all those involved in administrative justice. Background Special educational … Continue reading

New report: Poverty and social rights in Essex

New report: Poverty and social rights in Essex By Lyle Barker and Koldo Casla (University of Essex, Human Rights Centre) This blog is a re-post of a piece that initially appeared on the Essex Human Rights Centre blog, available here. The blog is reposted with permission and thanks. Our new report published today, documents the … Continue reading

Financial Remedy Recommendations made by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Financial Remedy Recommendations made by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Robert Thomas (University of Manchester) This blog presents some data concerning financial compensation recommendations made by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) acquired through a freedom of information request. When the PHSO makes a finding of maladministration or service failure, it will consider … Continue reading

Administrative leapfrogging – The Communities Secretary and avoiding the devolved middle-men

Administrative leapfrogging – The Communities Secretary and avoiding the devolved middle-men By Lee Marsons (University of Essex) On 6 July 2021, the Local Government Association held its annual conference at which the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (hereafter ‘the Secretary of State’) delivered a keynote address. This was a speech of … Continue reading

Report Proposes New Legal Powers for the Victims’ Commissioner

Report Proposes New Legal Powers for the Victims’ Commissioner By Maurce Sunkin (University of Essex), Pam Cox (University of Essex) and Ruth Lamont (University of Manchester). This post first appeared on the Essex Law Research Blog here and is reposted with thanks and permission. The role of the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales – … Continue reading