JUSTICE and the Administrative Justice Council launch report on reforming the benefits system

July 8, 2021

The joint Administrative Justice Council and JUSTICE Working Party publishes its report Reforming Benefits Decision-Making, on 8 July 2021. It makes recommendations aimed at creating a benefits system that prioritises dignity and respect and places the user at its heart. The benefits decision-making system forms a huge part of the administrative justice landscape in the […]

Review of closed material procedure in the Justice and Security Act 2013

July 6, 2021

JUSTICE has responded to the Government’s statutory review of closed material procedure (CMP) under the Justice and Security Act 2013 (the JSA). CMP allows the state in litigation to disclose material which is sensitive to national security in closed procedures to the judge and a Special Advocate appointed to represent the other party’s interests, without […]

New Plan for Immigration

May 11, 2021

In May 2021, JUSTICE responded to the Home Office’s “New Plan for Immigration” consultation. The consultation proposed fundamental changes to the law and process of immigration, asylum and modern slavery matters, which will form the basis of a Sovereign Borders Bill later in the year. Whilst we noted that such widespread reform would require substantial […]

Government Consultation on Judicial Review Reform

May 4, 2021

In March, the Independent Review of Administrative Law (“IRAL”) report was published along with the Government’s response to the IRAL, which set out proposals for reform of judicial review and contained a further consultation.   Following our response to the IRAL, JUSTICE has submitted a response to the Government’s consultation. Our response, which focuses on the importance of judicial review in protecting the rule […]

JUSTICE submits a briefing to the Commons on the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill for Ping Pong

April 20, 2021

This briefing addresses JUSTICE’s concerns with the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill. JUSTICE recognises the unique role and status of the UK’s armed forces, and the difficulties faced by service personnel. However, this Bill is deficient in two important respects, as it both fails to support current and former service personnel whilst also […]

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill

This briefing addresses JUSTICE’s concerns with the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill. JUSTICE recognises the unique role and status of the UK’s armed forces, and the difficulties faced by service personnel. However, this Bill fails to support current and former service personnel whilst also depriving victims of serious crime to proper access to […]

Nealon and Hallam v UK

March 29, 2021

On 17 March 2021 we filed written submissions with the European Court of Human Rights, having been given permission to intervene in this long-running case concerning compensation for miscarriage of justice. We previously intervened in the UK Supreme Court, which by a majority, found against the appellants in 2019. The case concerns whether the amended […]

JUSTICE submits a briefing on the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill for Committee Stage

March 9, 2021

This briefing addresses JUSTICE’s concerns with the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill. JUSTICE recognises the unique role and status of the UK’s armed forces, and the difficulties faced by service personnel. However, this Bill is deficient in two important respects, as it both fails to support current and former service personnel whilst also […]