Monday, August 18, 2008

Slight of hand!

Posted by Thomas whilst Trevor is on holiday.

Mary Seneviratne 'Public Services and Administrative Justice' (2002 Butterworth) : Whilst accepting that ombudsmen have some flexibility in deciding what may or may not be maladministration she also states that ' where actions are clearly contrary to the law this is maladministration'.

So just how did the Local Government Ombudsman find no maladministration when Cheshire County Council actions in 2001 also infringed Trevor's legal and human rights? By simply turning a blind eye to anything that doesn't fit with their preferred conclusions. This is exactly what Anne Seex has done in Trevor's case. A decision she will come to regret once Trevor's response to her final report is published on line.

Thomas, Public Service Ombudsman Watchers.

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