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What’s new in administrative justice, November 2017

Parliament The EU (Withdrawal) Bill has begun its Committee stage in the House of Commons. The government has given assurances that parliament will be given a vote on whether or not to accept the deal agreed upon. However, in the event that parliament does not approve the deal, the UK will exit the EU nonetheless. … Continue reading

A legal threat to ombuds’ practice

By Gavin McBurnie On the 7th and 8th November, the Court of Appeal heard an appeal by two GPs against the findings and recommendations of the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman (PHSO) (Miller & Howarth v PHSO). This post examines the potential implications of the case and refers back to the recent UK Supreme Court … Continue reading

Research into Scotland’s new arrangements for public service complaint handling

By Tom Mullen, Chris Gill and Nial Vivian Tom Mullen, Chris Gill, and Nial Vivian have published a report of their research into Scotland’s new arrangements for public service complaint handling. The research was funded by the UK Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI) and the Nuffield Foundation. The report is being formally launched today at a … Continue reading

Invitation: Complaints Research Report Launch

The UK Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI) and the University of Glasgow are pleased to invite you to the launch of a new research report: Scotland’s Model Complaint Handling Procedures When: Thursday 26 October, 4pm Where: Halliday Room, School of Law, 5-9 the Square, University of Glasgow The report was commissioned by UKAJI to explore innovative developments … Continue reading

A Case for Change

By Nick Bennett The Public Services Ombudsman for Wales, Nick Bennett, explores the need for changes to his office proposed in draft legislation. It’s an interesting time to be involved in administrative justice in Wales, with a new Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill having been recently introduced by the Finance Committee of the Welsh Assembly … Continue reading