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The Resource Ombudsmen at the Crossroads : The Legal Services Ombudsman, Dispute Resolution and Democratic Accountability, by Nick O'Brien, Mary Seneviratne, (electronic resource)

Ombudsmen at the Crossroads : The Legal Services Ombudsman, Dispute Resolution and Democratic Accountability, by Nick O'Brien, Mary Seneviratne, (electronic resource)

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Ombudsmen at the Crossroads : The Legal Services Ombudsman, Dispute Resolution and Democratic Accountability
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Ombudsmen at the Crossroads
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The Legal Services Ombudsman, Dispute Resolution and Democratic Accountability
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by Nick O'Brien, Mary Seneviratne
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‘This insightful study shines a critical spotlight on the evolution of the ombud, that well-studied but little-understood creature. Using legal services regulation as a case study, the authors trace the shift from democratic accountability to consumer empowerment evident in the set-up of ombuds today. In doing so, they not only expose the impoverishment brought about by this new dispute resolution focus but consider what’s at risk to society and our administrative justice system. This is a sobering reminder of the need to retain the collective memory of the history and purpose of the ombud institution, which is otherwise in danger of being lost.’ – Margaret Doyle, Senior Research Officer, UKAJI, University of Essex, UK ‘This important study locates the story of the Legal Services Ombudsman within the socio-political and professional contexts from which it emerged. By drawing on a range of conceptual insights into the nature of adjudicative law within liberal democracies, it exposes the profound tensions that characterise current dilemmas facing ombuds(man) systems.’ – Kevin Kearns, Barrister and former Senior Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire, UK ‘Ombudsmen at the Crossroads’ is an excellent review of the staged introduction and development of independent complaint-handling in the legal sector. But this book is also a timely addition to ombudsman studies more generally, reminding us of the different roles that ombudsman schemes can perform.' – Richard Kirkham, Senior Lecturer in Public Law, University of Sheffield, UK 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. Nick O’Brien is an Honorary Research Fellow at Liverpool University, UK. He was formerly Legal Director of the Disability Rights Commission. Mary Seneviratne is Emeritus Professor of Law, Nottingham Trent University, UK. She was formerly Member of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council. She is author of The Legal Profession: Regulation and the Consumer (1999), and Ombudsmen: Public Services and Administrative Justice (2002).--
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  • Political science
  • Political communication
  • Public policy
  • Great Britain
  • Public law
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Public Policy
  • Political Communication
  • British Politics
  • Public Law
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Ombudsmen at the Crossroads : The Legal Services Ombudsman, Dispute Resolution and Democratic Accountability, by Nick O'Brien, Mary Seneviratne, (electronic resource)
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Contents
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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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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10.1057/978-1-137-58446-5
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(OCoLC)972289510
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Ombudsmen at the Crossroads : The Legal Services Ombudsman, Dispute Resolution and Democratic Accountability, by Nick O'Brien, Mary Seneviratne, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-58446-5
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mixed
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Contents
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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978-1-137-58446-5
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 117 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781137584465
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-58446-5
Quality assurance targets
absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)972289510

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