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Brexit and Administrative Justice

By Joe Tomlinson After the UK’s Brexit vote of June 2016, much of the attention—at least in legal circles—was focused on the Article 50 litigation. But, for all the debate, history is likely to see Miller as no more than a hallmark of a period of relative inactivity before the real reformation of the UK … Continue reading

A Design Problem for Judicial Review: What we know and what we need to know about immigration judicial reviews

By Robert Thomas and Joe Tomlinson Immigration and asylum claimants often use judicial review to challenge immigration refusal decisions made by the Home Office. Immigration-related cases have, for a long time now, presented serious difficulties to the efficient management of the judicial review system in the UK. The transfer of judicial reviews to the Upper … 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

No end of searching: A comment on the draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill 2016

On 5 December 2016, the Cabinet Office published the draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill, setting out its proposals for bringing together the responsibilities of the current Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and the Local Government Ombudsman to create a new organisation with strengthened governance and accountability for complaints about public services in England. The Bill has had a long gestation, starting with … Continue reading