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Roundtable report: complaint handling in adult social care and social housing (part 1)

Roundtable report: complaint handling in adult social care and social housing (part 1) By Chris Gill (University of Glasgow) This blog post (the first of two) provides a summary of a roundtable event held on 9 June 2021 organised by Chris Gill (University of Glasgow), Carolyn Hirst (Hirstworks), Jane Williams (Queen Margaret University), Richard Simmons … Continue reading

The ESRC Just Energy project

The ESRC Just Energy project By Chris Gill (University of Glasgow) and Naomi Creutzfeldt (University of Westminster) This blog post summarises the findings of our ESRC-funded Just Energy project and outlines the main arguments in our forthcoming book on Access to Justice for Vulnerable Energy Consumers in Europe. Our starting point for this project, four … Continue reading

Building a human rights bridge out of poverty

Koldo Casla (School of Law, University of Essex) The practical realisation of social and economic rights, especially in the sphere of social security, housing, education and healthcare, is a critical dimension of administrative justice. These matters represent the dominant areas where most citizens will interact each day with public administration and where most disputes between … Continue reading

Mandatory Orders and the enforcement of public law duties: R (Imam) v Croydon LBC

Mandatory Orders and the enforcement of public law duties: R (Imam) v Croydon LBC By Gabriel Tan In public law, the imposition of a duty on a public body means that the body must act in a particular way, or secure a particular outcome. Where these duties are not fulfilled, the most direct and effective … Continue reading

Debating judicial power after the Independent Review of Administrative Law

Debating judicial power after the Independent Review of Administrative Law By Gabriel Tan On 18th March, the Cambridge Union hosted their Final Debate of Lent 2021 on the motion: ‘This House Believes Judges Make Better Law Than Politicians’, with two former Supreme Court Justices, Lord Sumption and Lord Neuberger, speaking on opposite sides of the … Continue reading