UK Constitutional Law Association

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Jason Varuhas: Judicial Review beyond Administrative Law: Braganza v BP Shipping Ltd and Review of Contractual Discretions

Judicial supervision of decision-making powers is often associated with administrative law. However courts also review the exercise of discretions in other fields. For example courts review powers exercised by trustees, … Continue reading

May 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ WG Hart Legal Workshop 2017 Law, Society and Administration in a Changing World Date 10 Jul 2017, 08:30 to 11 Jul 2017, 17:00 … Continue reading

May 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Robert Thomas and Joe Tomlinson: A Design Problem for Judicial Review: What We Know and What We Need to Know about Immigration Judicial Reviews

Immigration and asylum claimants often use judicial review to challenge immigration refusal decisions made by the Home Office. Immigration-related cases have, for a long time now, presented serious difficulties to … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · 3 Comments

Administrative Law Blog Launch

The Admin Law Blog is a forum for the discussion of ideas and developments of interest to scholars of administrative law across the common law world. It aims to connect administrative law … Continue reading

March 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Joe Tomlinson: Ouster Clauses Inside-out

Last week’s decision in R (Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal [2017] EWHC 114 (Admin) gained immediate attention among public lawyers (see Paul Daly’s blog article here and Mark Elliott’s blog article … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

Robert Craig: Miller: The Statutory Basis Argument – A Primer

This is a brief (1200 words brief) summary of the ‘statutory basis’ argument. This post responds directly to the fact that, in the Supreme Court case being heard today, Lord … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · 22 Comments