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Joe Tomlinson: The Policy and Politics of Building Tribunals for a Digital Age: How ‘Design Thinking’ Is Shaping the Future of the Public Law System

Originally posted on UK Constitutional Law Association:
Public law litigation is in the process of going digital and, as a result, we are on the brink of a possible paradigm shift. A rather short (16-page) and anodyne-looking policy document published in late 2016—Transforming Our Justice System—announced a £700 million-plus investment in the justice system. A…

Tribunal reform in Wales under the Wales Act 2017

By Huw Pritchard In this blog post, Huw Pritchard explores the changes to tribunals to come under the Wales Act 2017 and the emergence of a Welsh administrative justice system. The Secretary of State for Wales has announced that the main provisions of the Wales Act 2017 will come into force in April 2018. This … Continue reading

Keeping the administrative justice system under review

Originally posted on Martin Partington: Spotlight on the Justice System:
When the first major step was taken in the creation of what we would today recognise as a modern administrative justice system – the passing of the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1958 – the Government of the day decided to create a statutory body –…

Call for papers – Compulsory mediation in the civil courts: opportunity or threat?

The Academic Committee of the Civil Mediation Council is hosting a conference on compulsory mediation on 13 October 2017 and is seeking abstracts for papers. The Council welcomes papers on any aspect of the above topic to inform wider policy and discussion of the role of mediation in the civil court process. The aim is also to include aspects … Continue reading

New comparative research: ‘Being an ombudsman in higher education’

In this comparative study, Rob Behrens reviews the lived experience of higher education ombuds in 18 countries. Having had unique access to the archives of the European Network of Ombudsmen in Higher Education (ENOHE), and drawing on a network-wide survey, he has produced a comprehensive account of European practitioners. Higher education ombudsmen operate from a … Continue reading