Devolved tribunals in Wales must be independent of government and the other agencies if they are to be truly effective, the Welsh Committee of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council (AJTC) announced today, publishing its first Special Report since its inception in June 2008.
The report seeks strong and informed leadership from the Welsh Assembly Government in establishing a single focal point for administrative justice in Wales and more streamlined management of tribunal services. It also argues that learning lessons from appeals, complaints and redress would make for better initial decision-making to reduce the need for appeals.
Welsh language version of Review of Tribunals Operating in Wales
The Welsh Committee of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council was set up in June 2008 to ensure a coherent, accessible and fair administrative justice sysyem in Wales. This is the Committee's first Annual Report