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Brian Christopher Jones: Wightman and How Not to Advance the Law

Wightman v Advocate General [2018] concerns whether it is legally possible to reverse an Article 50 notice given to the European Union. At first instance the Lord Ordinary refused permission … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · 3 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include: Fifty Years of ‘The Quartet’ and Modern Judicial Review, 18–19 May 2018 Second-guessing Policy Choices? The Rule of Law after the Supreme Court’s UNISON Judgment, … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

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

Michal Hain: Past is Prologue – The Role of History in the Law of Equality

The legal institution whereby couples express their mutual commitment, which is recognised, protected and regulated by the state – marriage – touches the most intimate parts of people’s lives. Its … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · 3 Comments

Robert Craig: Why Remedial Orders Altering Post-HRA Acts of Parliament Are Ultra Vires

On 29 November 2017, the long awaited draft of the remedial order seeking to amend s 54 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (‘HFEA’) was published. It followed … Continue reading

December 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Robert Craig: The Fall-out from Evans: Positioning Roszkowski and Privacy International in a Post-Evans Constitutional Landscape (Part 2)

This post is in two parts. The first post (available here) addressed the detail of McCombe LJ’s judgment in Roszkowski v Secretary State for the Home Department (‘Roszkowski’) and in … Continue reading

December 11, 2017 · 1 Comment