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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

The implications of JR55 for administrative justice

  By Richard Kirkham and Brian Thompson Introduction The case of JR55 was the first occasion in which a decision of a public services ombudsman scheme in the UK had been heard in the Supreme Court. Unfortunately for the ombudsman sector, it did not go well. This post does not offer a full analysis of the … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, August 2015

Parliament The Justice Select Committee has announced an inquiry into the impact of the introduction of tribunal fees and enhanced court fees. The inquiry will look at how the increased fees have affected access to justice, and how they have affected the volume and quality of cases brought. Members have been appointed to the new … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, July 2015

Parliament The Education and Academies Bill began its passage through Parliament, with Second Reading on 22 June and Committee stage commencing on 30 June. The Bill aims to expedite the process of converting struggling schools into academies. One of the most controversial proposals is the removal of parents’ right to be consulted. Research on the … Continue reading

Challenging the government: a young campaigner speaks out

Last week Just for Kids Law provided evidence to the Supreme Court of the impact of student finance restrictions on lawfully resident, British-educated students who do not yet have citizenship. The Supreme Court will rule on whether a 2011 change to the government’s student loan scheme is discriminatory and amounts to a denial of university education. Background In … Continue reading