Housing Legal Aid: the way forward consultation response

January 31, 2022

In January 2022, JUSTICE responded to the Ministry of Justice’s Housing Legal Aid: the way forward consultation. The response drew upon our 2020 Solving Housing Disputes report, which set out proposals to create a more unified and accessible housing dispute system. Key to the recommendations within that report are greater coherence, access to legal aid […]

Commission on Young Lives Call for Evidence

December 3, 2021

The Commission on Young Lives is a major independent commission to evidence and design a new national system to prevent crisis in vulnerable young people and support them to succeed in life. It launched in September 2021 and is chaired by Anne Longfield CBE, the former Children’s Commissioner for England. JUSTICE has submitted a response […]

Consultation on Dispute Resolution

October 29, 2021

In October 2021, JUSTICE responded to the Ministry of Justice’s Consultation on Dispute Resolution in England and Wales. The response drew upon our 2020 Solving Housing Disputes report, which set out proposals to create a more unified and accessible housing dispute system. It also addresses points raised by JUSTICE’s working party on Improving Access to Justice for Separating Families. […]

Health and Disability Green Paper Consultation Response

October 19, 2021

In October 2021, JUSTICE responded to the Department of Work and Pensions’ Shaping Future Support – The Health and Disability Green Paper consultation. The response drew  upon the JUSTICE and AJC Reforming Benefits Decision-Making report, which looked at improving the administrative and procedural aspects of the benefits system to ensure the system works well for […]

Law Commission Consultation on 14th Programme of Law Reform

August 16, 2021

JUSTICE has responded to the Law Commission’s consultation on its 14th Programme of law reform. We provided our views on the ideas for the programme of work put forward by the Law Commission and which are relevant to JUSTICE’s own work. The Law Commission, like JUSTICE, carries out specialist law reform projects and we both […]

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 […]

Independent Human Rights Act Review

March 3, 2021

In December 2020, the Government announced an independent review to examine the framework of the Human Rights Act 1998 (the “HRA”), how it is operating in practice and whether any change is required (the Independent Human Rights Act Review). The Review is focused on two themes: the relationship between the domestic courts and the European […]