The Northern Public Law Forum

Professor Graham Gee (University of Sheffield) and I–along with a wider Organising Committee–have established the Northern Public Law Forum. The Forum is an annual seminar series that will rotate around law schools in the north of England. The inaugural seminar will be held in 2018 at the University of Sheffield, with subsequent seminars at the University…

The Grammar of Administrative Justice Values

I have a new article in the JSFWL on the ‘Grammar of Administrative Justice Values’. It is available here. Here is the abstract of the article: The debate concerning administrative justice in the UK often involves reliance upon a certain set of values. Examples of such values include openness, confidentiality, timeliness, transparency, secrecy, fairness, efficiency,…

Public Law Project

I have recently been appointed as Research Director of the Public Law Project (this is a fractional appointment I will hold next to my role at the University of Sheffield). I am very excited to develop further the fantastic research work that PLP has done over the years. There are exciting plans in the pipeline but I…

Delegated Legislation, Brexit, and the Courts

Jake Rylatt and I have a short case note in the latest issue of Judicial Review.  The note briefly considers the possible significance of recent litigation concerning secondary legislation in the context of Brexit. The article is available here.

The Administrative Justice Design Process Inside HMCTS: The Service Manual

A few months ago, I wrote a short piece for the UK Constitutional Law Blog explaining the growing influence of a certain policymaking approach in the UK administrative justice sphere: design approaches (which are often closely related to ‘agile’ policymaking approaches). In a recent primer on the digitisation of tribunals in the UK, I noted how…

A primer on the digitisation of administrative tribunals

As followers of my blog will probably know by now, I am interested in the development of digital/online administrative tribunals in the UK, and I have been spending time researching this in recent months. I have now created a new page on this site to provide a home for updates on the reforms and my…

UKAJI New Voices Workshop

Following on from the creation of the UKAJI Early Career Researchers Network in 2016, a one-day workshop – funded and supported by UKAJI – will be hosted at the University of Sheffield on 1 September 2017. The workshop will feature a range of early career researchers, along with a panel of senior researchers to discuss…

The Policy and Politics of Building Tribunals for a Digital Age

I have written a blog post, for the UK Constitutional Law Blog, on the digitisation of tribunals in the UK. In the post, I highlight how this new age of tribunals brings with it new political and policy dynamics, which bear on the design process and, ultimately, the resulting system. I argue that it is important…

Review of Cane’s Controlling Administrative Power

I have recently written a review of Peter Cane’s new book, Controlling Administrative Power: An Historical Comparison, for the blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law and Constitution-Making (I*CONnect). It is available here.