UK Constitutional Law Association

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Narelle Bedford: Public Law, No Disgrace in Australia but Room for Improvements

Writing recently Tom Hickman raised the vital issue that fear of an adverse cost order can prevent potential applicants from seeking judicial review in UK courts with serious consequences for … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tobias Lock and Tom Gerald Daly: Brexit and the British Bill of Rights: Capturing Constitutional Complexity

Euroscepticism – usually framed as an argument from national sovereignty – was an important driving force behind Brexit, but also serves as a key motivator behind efforts to reform domestic … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · 5 Comments

Reminder: UKCLA membership 2017: please renew or join

Dear UKCLA members, Further to our President’s message earlier this month, I would like to encourage all members to renew their membership for 2017 via the membership page of the … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include: ‘The Constitutional Implications of the Miller Judgment’, UCL Laws and Public Law, 22 February 2017 Half-day seminar on the Miller judgment, the ‘constitutional case of … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Joe Atkinson: Parliamentary Intent and the Sewel Convention as a Legislatively Entrenched Political Convention

One interesting finding in Miller is that it appears to recognise the Sewel Convention as a new form of constitutional convention; one that is legislatively entrenched but remains a convention … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Denis Edwards: Miller, Law and Revisionism

It is clear from the majority judgment in Miller, and also from several blog comments since, that the judgment’s linchpin is that the 1972 Act “provided that [EU] rights, duties … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · 2 Comments

Tom Hickman: Public Law’s Disgrace

What is the most important issue in public law? You might be forgiven for thinking it is the gradation of principles of substantive review, or the proper limits of judicial … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · 12 Comments