UK Constitutional Law Association

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Ana Bobic and Josephine van Zeben: Negotiating Brexit: Can the UK Have Its Cake and Eat It?

The decision taken by the people of United Kingdom to end its membership of the European Union has left the UK’s governing elites shocked and disoriented. The days after the … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · 2 Comments

Conor McCormick: Expanding the Portfolio of the Counsel General to the National Assembly for Wales

New powers for the Counsel General to the National Assembly for Wales are envisaged by a recently published report of the Law Commission for England and Wales on the ‘Form … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jake Rylatt: The Irrevocability of an Article 50 Notification: Lex Specialis and the Irrelevance of the Purported Customary Right to Unilaterally Revoke

With the constitution of a new UK Government formed around a policy of ‘Brexit’, and the creation of the new ministerial position of ‘Secretary of State for Exiting the European … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · 3 Comments

Stephen Tierney: Was the Brexit Referendum Democratic?

The past three weeks have seen a steady backlash against the referendum. It is understandable that many don’t like the outcome, after all 48% voted for Remain. But beyond disagreeing … Continue reading

July 25, 2016 · 12 Comments

The Editors: Blog on Holiday from 28 July – 25 August 2016

We would like to advise readers and especially prospective authors that the Blog (and its editors!) will take the customary holiday during the month of August and will not be … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 6 Comments

Joe Tomlinson: The Problem with the Trust Conception of the Doctrine of Legitimate Expectations in Administrative Law

Since the emergence of the modern doctrine of legitimate expectation in English and Welsh administrative law in the 1969 case of Schmidt v Secretary of State for Home Affairs [1968] … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

Christina Lienen: Brexit and the Domestic Judiciary: Some Preliminary Thoughts on the Aftermath of Triggering Article 50

This week saw the first legal action concerning the constitutional requirements surrounding the Brexit process being initiated. With or without Parliamentary consent, we now know that the two year negotiation … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · 5 Comments
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