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Mandatory reconsideration: Inadequate by design

By Robert Thomas and Joe Tomlinson In September 2017, the Work and Pensions Committee launched an inquiry into how the assessment processes for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payments (PIP) are handled by Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) contractors ATOS, Capita and Maximus, and how the application, assessment and appeals processes for … Continue reading

Research opportunity: Impact of LASPO

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is looking to commission research examining the effect of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Act 2012 on those people who are no longer eligible for legal aid. The project seeks to answer the following research questions: What are the different routes that individuals take in search … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, October 2017

UK Parliament The Data Protection Bill has had its second reading in the House of Lords. The Bill will repeal and replace the Data Protection Act 1998; update the UK’s data protection regime; and help to ensure that the UK and EU regimes are aligned following the UK’s departure from the EU. The Government has … Continue reading

Creative research opportunity – Seeking Asylum in Wales

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is looking for a suitably experienced contractor(s) to develop a range of resources to communicate the lived experience of refugees and asylum seekers in Wales. The successful contractor will have knowledge of and links to refugee and asylum seeker groups along with film making, project and event management … Continue reading

Administrative justice in the wake of I, Daniel Blake

By Nick O’Brien In this article (published in Political Quarterly), Nick O’Brien argues that Ken Loach’s film, I, Daniel Blake, invites deep reflection on the relationship between the individual and the state, and, more particularly, on the role of administrative justice in restoring a re-imagined sense of citizenship. Drawing on earlier debates from the 1950s, as well … Continue reading