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Administrative Justice in Wales and Comparative Perspectives

  By Sarah Nason The 15th September 2017 saw publication of Administrative Justice in Wales and Comparative Perspectives (University of Wales Press) (AJWCP). Publication coincided with the Legal Wales Conference at which The Rt Hon Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales praised the achievements of the Legal Wales movement over … Continue reading

New research: Kafkaesque and demoralising: how online critics perceive the UK’s public service ombuds

This post gives an overview of a recent study of ‘ombuds watchers’ and their online criticism of the public service ombud schemes, including the PHSO, LGO and SPSO. The researchers, Chris Gill (University of Glasgow) and Naomi Creutzfeldt (University of Westminster), have published a paper about the research: ‘The ‘Ombuds Watchers’: Collective Dissent and Legal … Continue reading

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 –…