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Book review: Ombudsmen at the Crossroads

By Rob Behrens Nick O’Brien and Mary Seneviratne, two distinguished scholars of the ombudsman world, have combined to write a pulsating, learned, short, account of the Legal Services Ombudsman (LSO), which had jurisdiction over legal services between 1991 and 2010. Their historical account is compelling, and emphatically “Whig” in conception so that the progressives win … Continue reading

Mediating Court of Protection cases – Summary of research

By Charlotte May What is the scope for using mediation in the Court of Protection? Current research[1] has established a starting point for exploring this question and related issues such as when in the process mediation can be most useful, what training and expertise are needed for mediators in these cases, and what issues are … Continue reading

Algorithmic decision-making and human rights

By Vivian Ng ‘Man Vs. Machine’. ‘How algorithms rule the world’. ‘How algorithms rule our working lives’. ‘How Machines Learn to be Racist’. ‘Is an algorithm any less racist than a human?’ ‘Machine Bias’. ‘Weapons of Math Destruction’. ‘Code-Dependent’. These are some of the recent headlines about the age of artificial intelligence, that seem to […] … Continue reading

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