A Place at the Table: Young people's participation in SEND dispute resolution
A knowledge exchange project exploring issues about young people's involvement in resolving disputes with local authorities about their special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) support need.
special educational needs and disabilities
Human Rights in Small Places: Re-imagining Administrative Justice
Book in progress (contract with Palgrave Macmillan):
Administrative justice has been perceived as a 'system' of decision-makers and mechanisms for challenge and redress, one subject to ad hoc design over the course of its development. More than that, however, it is 'an approach, a way of looking at the interaction between people and the governments and other public bodies that make decisions about a wide range of aspects of everyday life' (UK Administrative Justice Institute 2018).
Administrative justice and human rights are kept apart for two main reasons: first, they seem to occupy different territory, human rights being associated with substantive civil and social rights entitlement, and administrative justice being associated with procedural fairness in decision-making; secondly, they seem to comprise different forms of ‘social ordering’, human rights being associated with legal adjudication and ‘enforcement’, and administrative justice with non-judicial decision-making and forms of mediation. How can bringing these together illuminate both concepts and so make them more effective channels of something larger than either component part, namely, social justice?
Designing a Public Services Ombud scheme for Jersey
The aim of the project is to develop costed options for a Jersey public services ombud and to explore best practice in terms of jurisdiction and powers, governance, accessibility, and techniques. To seek out lessons for Jersey from experiences in other jurisdictions, we are studying ombud schemes in smaller countries and territories and looking at how ombud schemes in the UK have been designed and redesigned.
Mediation in Medical Treatment Disputes
Consultant on research project led by Dr Jaime Lindsey (University of Essex) to examine the role of mediation in medical treatment disputes.