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Grenfell – an administrative justice case study, one year on

This week is the one-year anniversary of the fire at Grenfell Tower. The fire led to the deaths of 72 people; it has been called a tragedy and a preventable mass fatality, both terms implying different degrees of accountability of public bodies. We have learned much over the past year about the causes of the … 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

What’s new in administrative justice, February 2016

Parliament The Government have published a new Policing and Crime Bill. The Bill would make changes in relation to police complaints procedures and collaboration between the emergency services, among many other things. The EU Justice Sub-Committee has heard evidence from Justice Secretary Michael Gove and leading academics in relation to its inquiry on the impact … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, August 2015

Parliament The Justice Select Committee has announced an inquiry into the impact of the introduction of tribunal fees and enhanced court fees. The inquiry will look at how the increased fees have affected access to justice, and how they have affected the volume and quality of cases brought. Members have been appointed to the new … Continue reading

Reforming Public Inquiries: Time to Review?

By Dr Karl Mackie CBE, Chief Executive of CEDR and author of Setting Up and Running a Public Inquiry: Guidance for Chairs & Commissioning Bodies “Inquiries play a very important role in our constitutional arrangements. The independence and thoroughness of their work both contributes to public trust in those institutions which are subject to review … Continue reading