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Book review: Ombudsmen at the Crossroads

By Rob Behrens Nick O’Brien and Mary Seneviratne, two distinguished scholars of the ombudsman world, have combined to write a pulsating, learned, short, account of the Legal Services Ombudsman (LSO), which had jurisdiction over legal services between 1991 and 2010. Their historical account is compelling, and emphatically “Whig” in conception so that the progressives win … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, April 2017

UK Parliament The Justice Committee has published a report on the implications of Brexit for the justice system. The Committee welcomed the Government’s intention to maintain cooperation with the EU on criminal justice and recommended that it should also seek to replicate existing civil law measures as closely as possible. It further recommended that the … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, March 2017

UK Parliament After suffering two defeats in the House of Lords on the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, the Government now has the power to trigger Article 50 and begin Brexit negotiations. One of the amendments would have required the Government to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK post Brexit and the … Continue reading

Administrative justice oversight must continue

This week sees the final meeting of the Administrative Justice Forum, which was established following the abolition of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council in 2013. The AJTC was abolished following a government consultation and an inquiry by the then Public Administration Select Committee. UKAJI takes this opportunity to set out some proposals for the … Continue reading

The Proactive Model of the Ombudsman: proposed reform in Wales

Richard Kirkham compares the reform of the Public Services Ombudsman in Wales with measures in England. This blog post first appeared on the Institute of Welsh Affairs blog, ‘Click on Wales‘, on 2 March 2017.   By Richard Kirkham Building on former innovations in Scotland and Northern Ireland, a Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill has been drafted with the intention … Continue reading