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A legal threat to ombuds’ practice

By Gavin McBurnie On the 7th and 8th November, the Court of Appeal heard an appeal by two GPs against the findings and recommendations of the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman (PHSO) (Miller & Howarth v PHSO). This post examines the potential implications of the case and refers back to the recent UK Supreme Court … Continue reading

Research into Scotland’s new arrangements for public service complaint handling

By Tom Mullen, Chris Gill and Nial Vivian Tom Mullen, Chris Gill, and Nial Vivian have published a report of their research into Scotland’s new arrangements for public service complaint handling. The research was funded by the UK Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI) and the Nuffield Foundation. The report is being formally launched today at a … Continue reading

Job opportunity in dispute resolution

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, is seeking a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Dispute Resolution. The closing date is 15 September 2017. See here for a full description and information on applying. Queen Margaret University’s Division of Business, Enterprise and Management is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Dispute Resolution to help its Consumer Dispute Resolution Centre … Continue reading

CAROA 2017: A Caribbean cocktail, stirred but not shaken, on the island of Bonaire

By Nick O’Brien As reported with anticipation in the Curacao Chronicle and other local media on 8 June 2017, the Caribbean Ombudsman Association (CAROA) held its ninth biennial conference on the island of Bonaire in the Dutch Antilles the following week between 11-15 June 2017. The theme of the conference was ‘The Ombudsman – A … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, July 2017

Parliament The Queen’s Speech took place on 21 June. Eight bills were announced to deal with the UK’s departure from the EU. As well as providing for the repeal and transposition of EU laws, the bills will implement policies on immigration, trade, customs, international sanctions, nuclear safeguards, agriculture, and fisheries. Further legislative measures were announced, … Continue reading