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Tribunal reform in Wales under the Wales Act 2017

By Huw Pritchard In this blog post, Huw Pritchard explores the changes to tribunals to come under the Wales Act 2017 and the emergence of a Welsh administrative justice system. The Secretary of State for Wales has announced that the main provisions of the Wales Act 2017 will come into force in April 2018. This … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, June 2017

Government and Parliament Following the outcome of the General Election on 8 June, the Queen’s Speech has been delayed until 21 June to enable the formation of an agreement between the Conservatives and the DUP. In a Cabinet reshuffle, Liz Truss has been replaced by David Lidington as Secretary of State for Justice and Lord … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, March 2017

UK Parliament After suffering two defeats in the House of Lords on the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, the Government now has the power to trigger Article 50 and begin Brexit negotiations. One of the amendments would have required the Government to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK post Brexit and 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

What’s new in administrative justice, February 2017

UK Parliament The “Brexit Bill” has completed its passage through the House of Commons. The Bill, which would give permission to the Prime Minister to invoke Article 50, thus triggering the process of Britain’s exit from the EU, was passed unamended. Second reading in the House of Lords is scheduled to begin on 20 February. … Continue reading