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Seminar report: Complaints about public services – where next for the ombud?

Reform of public-sector ombuds was the focus of a seminar on 5 February 2018, co-hosted by JUSTICE, the Ombudsman Association, and UKAJI. It was attended by more than 50 practitioners, law makers, researchers and policy makers and generated a lively discussion about the reform of the public-sector ombud. Below are some background context and a … Continue reading

Mental Health Tribunals: Examining current practice, rising caseloads and next steps

  By Nicola Glover-Thomas This report results from a one-day policy seminar in December 2017, Mental Health Tribunals: Evaluating Current Practice and Moving Forward, funded by the University of Manchester and The UK Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI). The seminar was part of a project sponsored by UKAJI and HM Courts and Tribunals Service to explore … Continue reading

A legal threat to ombuds’ practice

By Gavin McBurnie On the 7th and 8th November, the Court of Appeal heard an appeal by two GPs against the findings and recommendations of the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman (PHSO) (Miller & Howarth v PHSO). This post examines the potential implications of the case and refers back to the recent UK Supreme Court … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, June 2017

Government and Parliament Following the outcome of the General Election on 8 June, the Queen’s Speech has been delayed until 21 June to enable the formation of an agreement between the Conservatives and the DUP. In a Cabinet reshuffle, Liz Truss has been replaced by David Lidington as Secretary of State for Justice and Lord … Continue reading

Review of arrangements for disagreement resolution (SEND) – Part 1: Understanding the effect of the ‘Recommendations pilot’

In a two-part blog post, Mairi Ann Cullen, Senior Research Fellow, University of Warwick, reports on the Department of Education-funded review of new arrangements for disagreement resolution in special educational needs disputes. Here, in Part 1, she explores the element of the study that aimed to understand the effect of the recent pilot extending the … Continue reading