UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

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 · 1 Comment

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

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