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A Manifesto for Ombudsman Reform

A Manifesto for Ombudsman Reform     Richard Kirkham (University of Sheffield) and Chris Gill (University of Glasgow)   As we write this post, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by events set in train by the Coronavirus epidemic. UKAJI has helpfully detailed the scale of administrative justice matters that need urgent attention. In that … Continue reading

Online hearings and the quality of justice

Online hearings and the quality of justice By Johnny Tan (LLB student, LSE)   In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has increased the use of audio and video technology to maintain the functioning of the justice system. However, whether such measures can adequately replace face-to-face hearings and how … Continue reading

Researching mental capacity disputes: The role of mediation in improving participation in the Court of Protection

Researching mental capacity disputes: The role of mediation in improving participation in the Court of Protection   By Jaime Lindsey (University of Essex)   It is important that people are involved in decisions which directly affect their lives. Research has shown many benefits of participation in decision-making processes ranging from improving the quality of the … Continue reading

New publication – Reimagining Administrative Justice: Human Rights in Small Places (Doyle & O’Brien, 2019)

‘Grenfell, Windrush, Hillsborough – these and other tragedies bring into sharp focus the necessary partnership of social rights and the actions of the state.’      Reimagining Administrative Justice: Human rights in small places reconnects everyday justice with social rights. It rediscovers human rights in the ‘small places’ of housing, education, health and social care, where … Continue reading

Reform of the administrative justice system: a plea for change and a research agenda

Reform of the administrative justice system: a plea for change and a research agenda   By Richard Kirkham (University of Sheffield) (L) and Naomi Creutzfeldt (University of Westminster) (R)       This post is a response to recent overlapping speeches given by the Senior President of Tribunals (SPT), Sir Ernest Ryder, with a particular … Continue reading