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Book review: Ombudsmen at the Crossroads

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This is a interesting review of a book by Nick O’Brian and Mary Serevinatne about the now defunct Legal Services Ombudsman (now replace by the Office for Legal Complaints). Written by the current Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman, Rob Behrens, both the book and the review offer interesting insight into the role of ombudsmen and how they may better serve the public.

Source: Book review: Ombudsmen at the Crossroads

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Written by lwtmp

May 18, 2017 at 9:26 am

Immigration appeals and delays: On the verge of a crisis?

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This links to a short blog article written by Robert Thomas, the leading academic authority on the work of Immigration Tribunals. Analysing recent (December 2016) reports from the Public Accounts Committee and the Justice Select Committee (among others), the note provides evidence that while the number of appeals are declining, the numbers of appeals already in the system awaiting a decision is actually increasing. This seems to be largely the consequence of an over-zealous reduction in the number of Tribunal Judges.

The announcement that the Human Rights Group JUSTICE is embarking on a review of immigration appeals is therefore particularly welcome.

Source: Immigration appeals and delays: On the verge of a crisis?.

Written by lwtmp

May 18, 2017 at 9:24 am