Administrative Justice in Wales and Comparative Perspectives

From planning law to social care and beyond, the law has an impact on all our daily lives. With further devolution and changes to the law in those fields in Wales, Bangor Law School are proud to announce a conference on ‘Administrative Justice in Wales and Comparative Perspectives’ on 10th September 2015 at Bangor University.

The conference is held in association with the Welsh Government and the UK Administrative Justice Institute. It will bring together leading international administrative justice experts from Australia, Europe, the UK and Wales. They will discuss the current developments in administrative justice with specific focus on developments in Wales such as the role of Commissioners and Ombudsmen, Children’s Rights, the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, and courts and tribunals.

Comparative contributions will look at how Wales can learn from developments in other parts of the world such as Robin Creyke from the Australian National University and Professor Marc Hertogh from the University of Groningen. Speakers from other parts of the UK will also be present to discuss variations since devolution with contributions from Brian Thompson (University of Liverpool), Professor Maurice Sunkin (University of Essex), Dr Gráinne McKeever (Ulster University) and Chris Gill (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh).

Dr Sarah Nason from Bangor Law School said: “This is a very exciting and timely conference given the pace of devolution within the UK. Administrative justice (the way citizens inter-act with the state) is an area still under-explored in Wales. This conference brings together a world-class selection of speakers with real potential to develop innovative proposals that could improve the daily lives of people living in Wales especially in terms of their inter-action with public bodies.”

Further information and booking is available online at

Publication date: 3 September 2015