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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

Vaccination: Where the state meets the street

Vaccination: Where the state meets the street By Margaret Doyle (University of Essex) Since April last year, I’ve been supporting a woman who lives nearby, whom I’ll call Deirdre, delivering her newspapers, doing a bit of shopping, and liaising with the Council over housing matters on her behalf. I see her every day, but Deirdre … Continue reading

Contracting out and administrative justice

Contracting out and administrative justice Robert Thomas (University of Manchester) Much of the thinking and debate about administrative justice concerns the need for government to make good quality original decisions and to get things right first time. If only administrative officials could become better at making decisions and learning from their errors, then the range … Continue reading

Out of the frying pan…? Legal action research into EEA nationals’ access to welfare support during the transition and beyond.

Out of the frying pan…? Legal action research into EEA nationals’ access to welfare support during the transition and beyond Charlotte O’Brien and Alice Welsh (University of York) Even before the referendum, EEA nationals and their family members faced a host of complex legal and administrative obstacles accessing their welfare rights. As we near the … Continue reading

The Post-Brexit Immigration Rules: Law Commission’s Simplification Recommendations Ignored

The Post-Brexit Immigration Rules: Law Commission’s Simplification Recommendations Ignored By Jonathan Collinson (University of Huddersfield) The government have published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules to change the UK’s immigration system from 1 January 2021. These new rules put in place the UK’s post-Brexit immigration system, once migration from the EU is no … Continue reading