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Shona Wilson Stark: In Re Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s Application for Judicial Review [2018] 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 [2018] UKSC 27, … Continue reading

June 12, 2018 · 2 Comments

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

Francis Young: “Packing” the Lords: Some Legal Reflections

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

May 16, 2018 · 18 Comments

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

Paul F. Scott: The Belhaj Saga: The Beginning of the End?

Introduction The announcement today that the government has apologised to Abdelhakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar, as well as paying compensation of £500,000 to the latter, would seem to mark the … Continue reading

May 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

Jessica van der Meer: Paws for Thought: The High Court tackles PSPOs in a Landmark Judgment

The end of April 2018 was a big week for local government governance. In the same week that Ealing Council enacted a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to ban pro-life … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · 2 Comments

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