Ombudsmen at the Crossroads The Legal Services Ombudsman, Dispute Resolution and Democratic Accountability

Innbundet / 2017 / Engelsk

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9781137584458
Publisert
2017
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Palgrave Macmillan
Aldersnivå
06, P
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Engelsk
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117
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2788 gr
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210 mm
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148 mm
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Ombudsmen at the Crossroads The Legal Services Ombudsman, Dispute Resolution and Democratic Accountability

Innbundet / 2017 / Engelsk
This book charts the evolution of the Legal Services Ombudsman for England and Wales. Established in 1990, it had a statutory remit that explicitly recognized its dual responsibility for consumer dispute resolution and democratic accountability. It was replaced in 2010 by a very different type of ombudsman institution. The book describes how the Ombudsman reconciled its different roles and how far it succeeded in changing the mentality of the legal profession. The authors relate the Ombudsman's successes and failures to current debates facing the ombudsman and regulatory community, and highlight the continuing potential of the ombudsman institution. The ombudsman institution emerges as a 'third way' between the courts and various forms of alternative dispute resolution, and as a creative and democratic means of responding to public grievance.
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This book charts the evolution of the Legal Services Ombudsman for England and Wales. The authors relate the Ombudsman's successes and failures to current debates facing the ombudsman and regulatory community, and highlight the continuing potential of the ombudsman institution.
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Introduction: 'Dispute Resolution' and 'Democratic Accountability'.- Chapter 1. Professional Context and Regulatory Background: 'Fat Cats' and Frustrated 'Consumers'.- Chapter 2. The LSO, Market Forces and the Challenge to Professional Self-regulation in the 1980s.- Chapter 3. The LSO in Practice 1991-1997: Democratic Accountability and the 'Creaking System'.- Chapter 4. The LSO in Practice 1998-2002: Consumer Dispute Resolution and 'The Regulatory Maze'.- Chapter 5. The LSO in Practice 2003-2010: 'Putting Consumers First'.- Chapter 6. Conclusion: The Ombuds as 'Third Way'.
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Nick O'Brien is Honorary Research Fellow at Liverpool University, UK. He was Legal Director of the Disability Rights Commission between 2000 and 2007, and Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee inquiry on the UK Parliamentary Ombudsman 2013-14. Mary Seneviratne is Emeritus Professor of Law, Nottingham Trent University, UK. She was formerly a Member of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council, and Adviser to the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee. She is author of The Legal Profession: Regulation and the Consumer (1999), and Ombudsmen: Public Services and Administrative Justice (2002).
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ISBN13
9781137584458
Publisert
2017
Utgiver
Vendor
Palgrave Macmillan
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
117
Vekt
2788 gr
Høyde
210 mm
Bredde
148 mm
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