Administrative justice system

Public bodies, including central and local government, make countless decisions every year that directly affect the lives of individual people. Our administrative justice work focuses on fairness in the process for making these important decisions, the law that regulates public decision-making, and the ability to challenge public bodies who get it wrong (including before ombudsmen, tribunals, and courts).

JUSTICE has long been at the forefront of promoting a fair, accessible and efficient administrative justice system. Since The Citizen and Administration, published in 1961, was credited as the trigger for the introduction of the ombudsman system to the UK, we have been at the heart of discussion on the relationship between the individual and the state.