On 26 June 2018, after nearly a year of deliberation by Parliament, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (the “Act”) received royal assent. It is a statute of profound importance … Continue reading
On 6 July 2018, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal handed down its ruling in Buick’s application for judicial review  NICA 26. A keenly awaited ruling for its constitutional … Continue reading
In the film ‘Gladiator’ an epic and brutal battle scene at the beginning is followed by the Emperor’s pampered and rich son arriving the next day in a coach. He … Continue reading
Richard Bellamy is right about many things. One of them is that judicial review cannot be defended on the basis of what he calls its “epistemic properties:” on its supposed … Continue reading
Shona Wilson Stark: In Re Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s Application for Judicial Review  UKSC 27: A Declaration in All but Name?
All eyes were on the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) last week as it gave judgment in In Re Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s Application for Judicial Review  UKSC 27, … Continue reading
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
The recent string of Government defeats in the House of Lords over amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has reignited the debate over the role of the Lords in … Continue reading