UK Constitutional Law Association

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Thomas Raine: The Value of Article 14 ECHR: The Supreme Court and the ‘Bedroom Tax’

Since it was introduced under the Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012, the removal of the spare room subsidy, or ‘bedroom tax’ as it is known, has been one of the … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Robert Thomas and Joe Tomlinson: New ESRC Report Launched: Current Issues in Administrative Justice: Examining Administrative Review, Better Initial Decisions, and Tribunal Reform

Profound changes in the way law interacts with administration are underway. Recently, the Ministry of Justice announced a near one-billion-pounds funding injection to modernise the justice system. A considerable part … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

Sarah Nason: Justice Outside London? An Update on ‘Regional’ Judicial Review

In April 2009 Administrative Courts were established in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds and Manchester to deal with judicial review claims and other aspects of the Administrative Court’s jurisdiction. An important aim … Continue reading

November 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

Campbell McLachlan QC: The Foreign Affairs Treaty Prerogative and the Law of the Land

A central plank in the reasoning of the Divisional Court in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768 at [96] is that ‘Absent … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · 12 Comments

Kieron Beal QC: The Taxing Issues arising in Miller

There have been a number of critical blogs on this website questioning the legal reasoning deployed by the Divisional Court in R (Miller and others) v. Secretary of State for … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · 17 Comments

Mark Elliott and Hayley J. Hooper: Critical reflections on the High Court’s judgment in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

The judgment of the High Court in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768 (Admin), decided on 3 November 2016, has been subjected to … Continue reading

November 7, 2016 · 70 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ Call for Papers WG Hart Legal Workshop 2017 Title: Law, Society and Administration in a Changing World We invite applications to participate in … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

John Finnis: Terminating Treaty-based UK Rights

Editors’ note: This is cross-posted from the Judicial Power Project website and forms the main part of a short paper published today by the Project. Oral argument in the Brexit … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · 54 Comments

Robert Craig: Report of Proceedings: Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Day 3

Day 3 started at 10.30am on 18 October 2016. James Eadie QC continued his submissions followed by Jason Coppel QC for the Government. Lord Pannick then replied followed by Dominic … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · 11 Comments

Byron Karemba: The Investigatory Powers Bill: Introducing Judicial Scrutiny of Surveillance Warrants and the Broader Constitutional Context (Part III)

This post follows Parts I & II commenting on aspects of the Investigatory Powers Commissioner to be setup by the Investigatory Powers Bill currently before  the  House of Lords. A … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

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