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Grenfell – an administrative justice case study, one year on

This week is the one-year anniversary of the fire at Grenfell Tower. The fire led to the deaths of 72 people; it has been called a tragedy and a preventable mass fatality, both terms implying different degrees of accountability of public bodies. We have learned much over the past year about the causes of the … Continue reading

Designing a Public Services Ombud scheme for Jersey

Researchers from the University of Essex are exploring the design of a new public-sector ombud in conjunction with the Jersey Law Commission. By Andrew Le Sueur and Margaret Doyle Background The current project has had a long gestation. In 2000, the Review Panel on Machinery of Government in Jersey (chaired by Sir Cecil Clothier) recommended … Continue reading

An example of how administrative justice design considerations apply across the justice system

Transparency, accountability and the role of internal review – key administrative justice design considerations – feature in proposed changes to the way the Parole Board makes decisions. The Worboys case, heard in the High Court on 13-14 March 2018, is the first time a victim has challenged a Parole Board decision. Two victims of the … Continue reading

New Report: The Digitalisation of Tribunals

Tribunals are a major part of the administrative justice system. The Government has begun to introduce digital procedures in tribunals but the full details of the changes remain to be seen. This report—commissioned by the UK Administrative Justice Institute—outlines ‘what we know and what we need to know’ about the digitalisation of tribunals. It takes … Continue reading

Mapping the Bodies involved in Health Redress in the United Kingdom

UKAJI has commissioned this research to explain the UK health systems and map the bodies involved in health redress in order to provide a resource for researchers who want to study aspects of the system, including regulators and ombuds. It is hoped that it may also contribute to the identification and discussion of pressure points … Continue reading