The Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council is a non-departmental public body in the United Kingdom, responsible for supervising and regulating administrative justice and tribunals. It was created by the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, and came into being on the 1 November 2007, under the chairmanship of Baron Newton of Braintree.
The Council is composed of:
There is a Scottish committee of the Council composed of:
There is a Welsh committee of the Council composed of:
The "administrative justice system” is the overall system by which decisions of an administrative or executive nature are made in relation to particular persons, including:
The Council is to:
The Council can make reports on any of these issues it thinks appropriate.
The Council is to keep under review, and report on, the constitution and working of the listed tribunals (the tribunals under its supervision), in general and individually. It is also to report on any other matter relating to the listed tribunals or referred to it by the Lord Chancellor, the Scottish and Welsh ministers. The Council may scrutinise and comment on legislation relating to tribunals.
The listed tribunals will ultimately be the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal created under the 2007 Act but, during the transitional period 107 existing tribunals were transferred to the supervision of the Council on 1 November 2007.
In planning its programme of work, the Council must consider the work of:
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