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No end of searching: A comment on the draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill 2016

On 5 December 2016, the Cabinet Office published the draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill, setting out its proposals for bringing together the responsibilities of the current Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and the Local Government Ombudsman to create a new organisation with strengthened governance and accountability for complaints about public services in England. The Bill has had a long gestation, starting with … Continue reading

An initial commentary on the draft public services ombuds bill

On 5 December 2016, the Cabinet Office published the draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill, setting out its proposals for bringing together the responsibilities of the current Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and the Local Government Ombudsman to create a new organisation with strengthened governance and accountability for complaints about public services in England. The Bill has had a long gestation, … Continue reading

Judicial review in England and Wales – Context and challenges ahead

By Professor Maurice Sunkin, Professor of Public Law and Socio-Legal Studies, University of Essex This article is the transcript of a presentation given at the Westminster Legal Policy Forum, ‘The future of judicial review – assessing the impact of changes to funding, costs and procedure’, held on 15 July 2015. The presentation slides, including graphs … Continue reading