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Alex Latham and Paul F Scott: Debating Lord Reid’s Legacy: The Quartet at 50

Fifty years ago, in 1968, the House of Lords handed down judgments in three key public law cases – Anisminic v Foreign Compensation Commission, Conway v Rimmer and Padfield v … Continue reading

May 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Francis Young: “Packing” the Lords: Some Legal Reflections

The recent string of Government defeats in the House of Lords over amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has reignited the debate over the role of the Lords in … Continue reading

May 16, 2018 · 10 Comments

Jacob Eisler: Robinson v. Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, 2018 UKSC 4

When, in the performance of their roles, do public authorities owe a private law duty of care to those harmed by their actions, and thus face common law tort liability … Continue reading

May 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

Paul F. Scott: The Belhaj Saga: The Beginning of the End?

Introduction The announcement today that the government has apologised to Abdelhakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar, as well as paying compensation of £500,000 to the latter, would seem to mark the … Continue reading

May 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ Women in Europe: Is Time Up? Prof Ruth Rubio Marin Thursday, 17 May 2018, 5:30pm B200 University Building, City, University of London (map) … Continue reading

May 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Alison Young: Status of EU Law Post Brexit: Part Two

In an earlier blog post, I argued that whilst the Government’s amendments provided some clarity as to the status of retained EU law post Brexit, they failed to provide a … Continue reading

May 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

Alexander Horne: Dispute Resolution and Enforcement after Brexit

The House of Lords European Union Justice-Sub Committee (‘the Committee’) today published its report Dispute resolution and enforcement after Brexit (15th Report of Session 2017-19: HL Paper 130) (PDF). The … Continue reading

May 3, 2018 · Leave a comment