The Administrative Justice Council holds its first meeting

July 13, 2018

The Administrative Justice Council held its first meeting at Freshfields LLP in London on Friday 13 July 2018.  Forty members from across the administrative justice landscape came together to discuss issues including the courts and tribunal’s reform programme, the ombudsman system, administrative justice in devolved administrations and the Council’s priorities for the year ahead. The […]

New JUSTICE Working Party report on immigration and asylum appeals

July 2, 2018

On Monday 2nd July 2018 at Kingsley Napley LLP, JUSTICE launched its latest Working Party report, Immigration and Asylum appeals – a fresh look. JUSTICE’s Working Party was concerned with the considerable challenges faced by the UK immigration and asylum appeals system. The Working Party took a holistic view of the process – from Home […]

Joint Statement on the report by the Intelligence and Security Committee into Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition

June 29, 2018

The Intelligence and Security Committee’s report has revealed shocking new details of UK complicity in torture and rendition, with UK agencies far more deeply and systemically involved in the US tortureand rendition programme than had previously been publicly known. However, these revelations only expose the tip of the iceberg. The restrictions under which the Committee […]

Suspects in police detention need effective access to legal assistance

June 12, 2018

Our first Working Party report in Scotland was published on 7 June 2018. The importance of legal assistance during police detention needs to be better understood, not only by suspects but also by the solicitors tasked with providing that assistance, concludes our report Legal Assistance in the Police Station. The report identifies that a concerning number of suspects in […]

New JUSTICE report on preventing digital exclusion

June 5, 2018

London, June 2018 – On Monday 4th June 2018, JUSTICE launched its latest Working Party report, Preventing digital exclusion from online justice. JUSTICE’s Working Party was concerned about the wide range of digitally excluded people – such as those without access to technology or with low digital capability. An ambitious programme of court reforms is […]

JUSTICE to Intervene in Supreme Court Case

May 8, 2018

JUSTICE is today intervening in the Supreme Court case, R (on the application of Nealon & Hallam) v Secretary of State for Justice. We will be providing evidence of the inadequacy of the current statutory compensation regime, arguing that the current regime has reduced the redress for wrongful conviction to virtually nothing. Victor Nealon and Sam […]

Supporting Exonerees: ensuring accessible, continuing and consistent support

April 17, 2018

In April 2018, JUSTICE launched its report Supporting Exonerees: Ensuring Accessible, Consistent and Continuing Support at White & Case LLP in London. The report highlights the inadequacy of the compensation regime. The compensation award is capped and the application process is burdensome and complex. Furthermore, changes to legislation have created a higher threshold test and […]

JUSTICE to host successor to the Administrative Justice Forum

December 6, 2017

JUSTICE is delighted to officially announce the launch of the Administrative Justice Council. JUSTICE will be providing the Secretariat functions to the Council which will be chaired by The Right Honourable Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals. The Council will be the successor body to the Administrative Justice Forum which was abolished in April […]

Lord Dyson and Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd join JUSTICE Council

October 25, 2017

JUSTICE  elected new representatives to its Council and Board at its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 24 October 2017. The new JUSTICE Council members are: Zahra Al-Rikabi is a barrister at Brick Court Chambers with a broad practice encompassing commercial, public and European law. Lord Dyson was Master of the Rolls for four years until […]