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Mental Health Tribunals: Examining current practice, rising caseloads and next steps

  By Nicola Glover-Thomas This report results from a one-day policy seminar in December 2017, Mental Health Tribunals: Evaluating Current Practice and Moving Forward, funded by the University of Manchester and The UK Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI). The seminar was part of a project sponsored by UKAJI and HM Courts and Tribunals Service to explore … Continue reading

Research Roadmap: Where we’ve been and where we need to go with administrative justice research

Today the UK Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI) publishes its Research Roadmap, proposing a way forward for empirical research in administrative justice. In doing so we build on earlier work by Nuffield’s Law in the Real World inquiry and the Research Agenda of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council (AJTC). A fundamental purpose of research is … Continue reading

Designing a social security system with human rights at the core: Scrutiny of the Social Security (Scotland) Bill

  Members of UKAJI were among the more than 100 individuals and organisations giving written evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee in its scrutiny of the Social Security (Scotland) Bill. The Bill sets out seven principles for Scottish social security, including the principle that social security is a human right. This post gives … Continue reading

Mandatory reconsideration: Inadequate by design

By Robert Thomas and Joe Tomlinson In September 2017, the Work and Pensions Committee launched an inquiry into how the assessment processes for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payments (PIP) are handled by Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) contractors ATOS, Capita and Maximus, and how the application, assessment and appeals processes for … Continue reading

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