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Court of Protection Mediation Research – Where are we in the UK?

By Charlotte May   This month a new report by Charlotte May was launched to address the question ‘Where are we in the UK in Court of Protection mediation?’   CoP Mediation The key and fundamental difference in mediation in the CoP relates to a person’s capacity. In these cases mediation works towards a negotiated … Continue reading

Big Data in Public Administration: Rewards, Risk and Responses

  Big Data in Public Administration: Rewards, Risk and Responses   By Paul Daly (University of Cambridge)   In April 2019, I was at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference at the University of Leeds, presenting a work in progress, “Artificial Administration: Administrative Justice in the Age of Machines”. In this post, I explain my interest … Continue reading

“Hello Dungavel!”: observations on the use of video link technology in immigration bail hearings

“Hello Dungavel!”: observations on the use of video link technology in immigration bail hearings   By Jo Hynes   Immigration bail hearings are by nature unspectacular. They are short, take place in chaotic hearing centres, and have fewer immediate consequences than other hearings in the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). Still, they offer … 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

Defining vulnerability in the enforcement of public debts

  Defining vulnerability in the enforcement of public debts Jennie Bunt This is a revised version of an original blog-post on the website of The Justice Gap   Testing the boundaries of definitions When the accessibility of justice is threatened, considerable strain is placed on legal definitions. Such definitions carve out the boundaries of, for … Continue reading