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Joe Tomlinson: Public Law in Pieces: A Reply to Professor Sossin and Some Suggestions for HMCTS

In a previous post on this blog, I introduced the growing influence of “design thinking” in the administrative justice system (the post is available here). In that post, I made … Continue reading

April 19, 2018 · 1 Comment

Robert Greally and Mark Bennett: A Report on the Inaugural Northern Public Law Forum (2018)

The Northern Public Law Forum is an annual seminar series that will rotate around law schools in the north of England. The inaugural seminar was recently held at the University … Continue reading

March 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

Hayley J. Hooper: Balancing Access to Justice and the Public Interest: Privacy International and Ouster Clauses in the Broader Constitutional Context

In November 2017, the Court of Appeal in R (Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal unanimously held that a so-called “ouster clause” in respect of the of the Investigatory Powers … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · 1 Comment

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements are below. ~~~ Law’s Lost Empire? Freedom of Speech and the Media in the World of the Internet, Thursday 22 February 2018 Prof. Catherine (Kate) O’Regan … Continue reading

February 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Joanna Bell: Dover DC v CPRE Kent: Legal Complexity and Reason-Giving in Planning Law

Where a public authority determines an application for planning permission in what form, and in what level of detail, must the authority set out the reasons for their decision? What, … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · 1 Comment

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ The International Society of Public Law (ICON.S) has recently opened an initiative to gain a higher profile for administrative law within the relatively … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Joe Tomlinson: The Policy and Politics of Building Tribunals for a Digital Age: How ‘Design Thinking’ Is Shaping the Future of the Public Law System

Public law litigation is in the process of going digital and, as a result, we are on the brink of a possible paradigm shift. A rather short (16-page) and anodyne-looking … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · 11 Comments