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Universal Credit – When evidence becomes politicised

In our Research Roadmap published in February of this year, UKAJI cited the roll-out of Universal Credit (UC) as an example of the extraordinary impact of administrative justice on the day-to-day lives of people. In this blog post, we consider the recent report by the National Audit Office (NAO) on its independent review of UC, … Continue reading

How do complaints affect those complained about? And what can we do about it?

Researchers exploring the effect of complaints on public-sector staff are seeking examples of ‘what works’ for a Model Document. Carolyn Hirst and Chris Gill Chris Gill has already posted a note of the conference which took place at Queen Margaret University on 5 December 2017, at which our research on the findings of a small … Continue reading

Designing a Public Services Ombud scheme for Jersey

Researchers from the University of Essex are exploring the design of a new public-sector ombud in conjunction with the Jersey Law Commission. By Andrew Le Sueur and Margaret Doyle Background The current project has had a long gestation. In 2000, the Review Panel on Machinery of Government in Jersey (chaired by Sir Cecil Clothier) recommended … Continue reading

What is administrative justice? UKAJI’s website has the answers

‘What is administrative justice?’ is one of the pages on our website most viewed by visitors. At UKAJI, we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the answer to this question – and, more importantly, why it matters. We’ve developed a range of resources to help illuminate what we know and understand about administrative justice … Continue reading

Extending access to Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) through the work of university law clinics

By Emma Marshall In response to some of the difficulties that individuals face in accessing Exceptional Case Funding for legal aid, Public Law Project conducted research about the role that university law clinics play in improving access to the scheme. The research finds that whilst there are some limitations for Exceptional Case Funding clinics, overall … Continue reading