Research and reports
Public Law Project want to hear if you have been involved in a remote JR hearing in the Admin Court recently.
The Children's Society Crisis Support project, have put together a form to collect evidence from staff and volunteers involved in the provision of emergency financial support through this crisis. The aim is to enable workers to share the issues that are arising in real time - and make sure that these issues are heard quickly by decision makers, please participate here
UKAJI is launching a series of blogs, opinion pieces, and news summaries on the theme of Covid-19 and administrative justice to consider how this pandemic has, will do, should, or could affect administrative justice. If you are interesting in submitting or collaborating on a piece, or subscribing to updates on how the pandemic is changing administrative justice you can find more information here.
Following the outbreak of coronavirus in the UK, the Mayor of London’s office want to know whether you are producing, or are aware of, other sources of advice for low-income Londoners that the hub could signpost to.
The Legal Needs of Individuals in England and Wales Report, jointly commissioned by the Legal Services Board (LSB) and the Law Society, presents the findings of the ‘2019 Survey of Legal Needs of Individuals in England and Wales’ conducted on their behalf by YouGov.
Published 05/03/2020 by Johnny Tan
The stress of litigation affects stakeholders adversely in many ways, exposing all to significant mental health risks. It is imperative that we take concrete steps to address the problem.
Published 25/02/2020 by Johnny Tan
Despite the many benefits of mediation as an alternative to the costly, inefficient and adversarial trial, there is a surprisingly low take-up of family mediation among couples. Much of this seems to be due to a lack of awareness surrounding the process.
The Centre for Justice Innovation is launching the findings of their report on the state of existing practice in youth courts. We have details of their launch event on 25th March from 1 pm in London and an overview of their report.
Published 09/01/2020 by Professor Gráinne McKeever and Dr Lucy Royal-Dawson
Network members, Law and Social Justice Professor Gráinne McKeever and Dr Lucy Royal-Dawson from Ulster University, share some news about their project 'Understanding the support needs of Litigants in Person through Human Centred Design'.
Collaboration: The UK Administrative Justice Institute are calling for contributions to their new blog series
Calling all academics; The UK Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI) are calling for contributions to their new 'Emotions in Administrative Justice' series. Looking to explore and extend the growing research in this area, UKAJI have stated the purpose of this series is to link together administrative justice and the area of socio-legal scholarship known as 'law and emotion'.
HMCTS are holding an online event, on Thursday 23rd January 1-2pm, to provide more information and understanding about HMCTS's work in the area of family public law and adoption. The webinar will include demonstrations of a new digital process for local authorities to make applications for care and supervision orders online as well as the opportunity for individuals to provide feedback. Register today.
Spotlight On: McKenzie Friends, how has their role changed in the post-LASPO climate? + New Research
Recent calls for McKenzie friends to be prohibited from charging fees have been echoed by the Bar Council, the Law Society and the Commons Justice Committee. Tied with recent research findings on the quality of McKenzie Friend advice we take a deeper look at how McKenzie friends operate and what this could mean for their future in the sector?
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