Feb. 2, 2010
Law professor at Nottingham Trent gets important appointment
Professor Mary Seneviratne, Professor of Law at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, has been appointed to the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council (AJTC) by The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State, Jack Straw. She is one of five appointees who will serve for a period of four years. Her term started on Monday 1 February 2010.
The AJTC is an advisory body whose main purpose is to keep the administrative justice system under review and consider ways to make it more accessible, fair and efficient. It also oversees the constitution and working of statutory tribunals and inquiries. Its central focus is on the needs of the users.
Mary Seneviratne joined Nottingham Law School in 1998 as a Research Professor and has been Head of Department, Associate Dean and Director of Research. Her research work has included a general overview in relation to administrative justice, with a focus on ombudsmen and complaints procedures.
Her public service and other professional activities include non-executive Board Membership, Office for Legal Complaints, membership of the Executive Committee of the Socio-Legal Studies Association and membership of the British and Irish Ombudsman Association.
Her fellow appointees are Mrs Kate Dunlop, Ms Sukhvinder Kaur-Stubbs, Dr Jonathan Spencer CB and Ms Penny Letts OBE.
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Content added on 2nd February 2010.