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Covid-19 and the UK Administrative State

Covid-19 and the UK Administrative State   By Lee Marsons (University of Essex) This blog was originally posted via the Admin Law Blog on 31 March 2020. The original can be found here. My thanks to Farrah Ahmed for the permission to cross-post. My thanks to Theodore Konstadinides and Maurice Sunkin for their comments on … Continue reading

Developing Emotional Intelligence – a priority for the PHSO?

  Developing Emotional Intelligence –a Priority for the PHSO? By Margaret Whalley Until my brother’s skiing incident in 2011 which led to a complaint about his follow-on care and death circumstances (2012),   I admit to having been largely ignorant of the role of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.   The Health Service Ombudsman was … Continue reading

Book launch: Reimagining Administrative Justice: Human Rights in Small Places

Book launch: Reimagining Administrative Justice: Human Rights in Small Places   By Lee Marsons (University of Essex) A shorter version of this blog has also been posted to the SeNSS doctoral training partnership website here.   On Wednesday the 23rd of October 2019, Essex Law School’s Public Law Cluster hosted the launch of Margaret Doyle … Continue reading

Young people’s voice and the ‘chicken soup’ effect

Young people’s voice and the ‘chicken soup’ effect   A new report explores the issue of young people’s participation in resolving disputes and complaints about their special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The report is the result of A Place at the Table, a knowledge exchange project carried out between November 2017 and March 2019 … Continue reading

‘Cruel and discriminatory’: new research on prosecuting parents for school absence

By Margaret Doyle   Recent research on the prosecution of parents for not ensuring their child’s regular attendance at school has highlighted the anxiety caused by threats of legal action and the disproportionate impact on women. Many, if not most, of the pupils who are ‘school refusers’ have special educational needs and/or disabilities. This blog … Continue reading