Ombudsman v JR
With legal aid for JR under threat, practitioners may want to consider alternatives. Ombudsman decisions themselves are amenable to JR. Representations to the Ombudsman are free, claimants don’t need a lawyer - and in a landscape in which the government appears only to be prepared to fund legal advice for itself, that’s of increasing significance.
Although there are some disadvantages to using the Ombudsman, there are also advantages, both are considered in this paper.
Author: Sarah Clarke
Publication date: July 17 2013