The Lord Chancellor has confirmed that he is extending the appointment of Jodi Berg OBE as chair of the Administrative Justice Forum (AJF) until 28 April 2017.
The AJF will then come to an end, but administrative justice will remain an important part of the Ministry of Justice (MOJ). The department will continue to work with those who use and work in the administrative justice system to consider important issues.
Following discussion a number of objectives have been agreed for Mrs Berg and the AJF to take forward in its final year, including holding a round table to make recommendations on how those that use the administrative justice system can be best served by a reformed court and tribunal structure, while taking account of other key developments in administrative justice. The AJF will also work with officials, the senior judiciary and stakeholders to identify what structures might be necessary to carry out the AJF’s functions in the future.
At the end of this period, noting the advice of the AJF, MOJ will publish its final report on the Administrative Justice Strategic Work Programme, which sets out the department’s work to date to improve the current administrative justice system.