Tribunalization in England
This article is a part of Administrative Law.
The history of Administrative Tribunals in UK can be studied in three phases:
- Early twentieth century (1911–1945)
- With the National Insurance Act, 1911, power of adjudication of certain disputes was given to administrative agencies
- Post World War II (1945–1957)
- In 1954, the Government was embarrassed by the Crichel Down affair which focused public fears about maladministration and the abuse of executive authority.
- Franks Report proposed three important points for tribunals
- Fairness; and
- Council on Tribunals (1958–2007)
- Tribunals and Inquiries Act, 1958 allowed the establishment of the Council on Tribunals, which started work in 1959 and the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act, 2007