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Resources tagged with "Complaints"
July 15 2016 | Conference papers
In the last 20 years or so Parliament has provided a rash of purportedly civil remedies to address various types of nuisance or anti-social behaviour. This began with housing ASB injunctions under the Housing Act 1996 which were significantly extended by the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003, the ASBO of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 which whilst originally a stand alone civil remedy became most used after sentencing from criminal offences that constituted such behaviour, to follow have been gang related violence (and now drug dealing) injunctions and there have been or are a number of others such as football banning orders.
May 12 2014 | Conference papers
All the public sector Ombudsmen have a power to make recommendations as to how the injustice arising out of any maladministration they identify may be remedied. This paper and appendix discusses what remedies an Ombudsman complaint can secure and how to make effective us of the schemes.
May 9 2014 | Conference papers
This paper discusses the strategies and practical issues arising at the following key points in the conduct of a ‘classic’ police law action.
July 17 2013 | Conference papers
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.
July 31 2012 | Research
Public bodies have in recent years been exhorted to get decisions ‘right first time’.1 The concept of administrative justice is seen by some scholars as including initial decisions as well as what happens when administrative decisions are challenged. Notwithstanding these developments, the redress of grievances remains central to the concerns of administrative law scholars, and public bodies expend a great deal of time and money handling grievances. It is just about possible to imagine an idealised administrative system in which no errors are ever made by decision-makers and all past, present and future decisions are accepted as correct and legitimate by citizens and business enterprises. In reality, this can never be achieved (except perhaps in well-resourced administrative schemes of limited size and relative simplicity).
June 14 2010 | Conference papers
A summary of the costs issued involved in bringing various types of public law disputes, from complaints to test case litigation; how to get round them; and how to get paid in the process.