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Introduction to the English Legal System 2019-2020

Introduction to the English Legal System 2019-2020 (14th edn)

Martin Partington
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date: 23 March 2023

p. 1566. The administrative justice systemlocked

p. 1566. The administrative justice systemlocked

  • Martin PartingtonMartin PartingtonEmeritus Professor of Law and Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol


This chapter focuses on administrative justice. It reflects on the nature of administrative law and the role it plays in modern society, overseeing the relationship between the citizen and the state. Again adopting the holisitic approach, the chapter discusses not only the role of the courts, but also the tribunals, ombudsmen, and other bodies and processes that together make up the institutional framework of administrative justice. It notes some of the key changes being introduced as a result of the current transformation programme. It also considers the particular responsibilities of Members of Parliament in holding government to account. In addition, it asks who has general oversight of the system and whether current oversight arrangements are adequate.

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