Public Services Ombudsman Wales

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Current consultations in administrative justice

Consultations currently open for comment include proposals to revise costs protection in environmental judicial review challenges, a proposed service  charter for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, proposed new powers for the Public Services Ombudsman Wales, and recommendations on reform to access to justice in Northern Ireland. Costs Protection in Environmental Claims: Proposals to revise … Continue reading

Welsh Assembly recommends own-initiative powers for the ombudsman

The Welsh Assembly today published a report on enhancing the powers of the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales (PSOW). The report, the result of an inquiry into the ombudsman conducted by the Assembly’s Finance Committee, includes a recommendation that the ombudsman should have the power to initiate an investigation without first having received a complaint … Continue reading

Analysis: Not there yet, but some ombudsman reform buses have come into sight

By Richard Kirkham, University of Sheffield, and Brian Thompson, University of Liverpool Talk of reform and renewal of the public service ombudsman sector has a long history (eg see our work), but across the UK it would seem that we have at last reached a significant tipping point from which the British version could mature into … Continue reading

Administrative Justice in Wales: Challenges and Opportunities

By Sarah Nason, Ysgol y Gyfraith/ School of Law, Prifysgol Bangor University On 13th February 2015, UKAJI held its first workshop designed to bring together members from the policy, practice and research communities. The seminar, hosted by Bangor University Law School and supported by the Welsh Government, was also the first stage in research aiming … Continue reading