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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

COVID-19 and administrative justice – a call for blogs, opinions, and news

COVID-19 and administrative justice – a call for blogs, opinions, and news By now, it is inevitable that the spread of Covid-19 will have substantial political, social, economic, and human consequences all across the globe. This is also true in the legal sphere. For this reason, UKAJI intends today to launch a series of blogs, … Continue reading

Victims and the Mental Health Tribunal

VICTIMS AND THE MENTAL HEALTH TRIBUNAL By Julian Hendy (Hundred Families)   The Mental Health Tribunal, or, more formally, the mental health jurisdiction of the First-tier Tribunal considers the release of psychiatric patients detained under the mental health act.   Most will have been detained to ensure they receive urgent treatment following a deterioration in … Continue reading

Improving Exceptional Case Funding: Providers’ Perspectives

Improving Exceptional Case Funding: Providers’ Perspectives     By Joe Tomlinson and Emma Marshall   When the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) came into effect, a new Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) scheme was introduced. ECF was intended to offer a ‘safety net’ to ensure that legal aid would still be … Continue reading

Book review: The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment, by Amelia Gentleman (Faber & Faber 2019)

Book review: The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment, by Amelia Gentleman (Faber & Faber 2019)       ‘This is a story about who gets listened to in Britain and who gets ignored. It’s about race, poverty and marginalisation.’ Amelia Gentleman, The Windrush Betrayal   By Margaret Doyle   There are many stories told … Continue reading