UK Constitutional Law Association

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Joe Tomlinson: The Problem with the Trust Conception of the Doctrine of Legitimate Expectations in Administrative Law

Since the emergence of the modern doctrine of legitimate expectation in English and Welsh administrative law in the 1969 case of Schmidt v Secretary of State for Home Affairs [1968] … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 3 Comments

John Adenitire: The Executive Cannot Abrogate Fundamental Rights without Specific Parliamentary Mandate – The Implications of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights for Triggering Art 50

Legal action has been initiated against the UK Government to compel it to seek authorisation from Parliament before it can trigger Art 50. Various suggestions have been put forward as … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · 20 Comments

Stephen Laws: Article 50 and the political constitution

The only relevant question now left for the UK about the Art 50 notification is what needs to be done before it is given. It is politically inevitable that the … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · 7 Comments

Alex Peplow: A Curious Jurisdiction – Section 4 of the Judicial Committee Act 1833

As a bit of light relief from the Brexit furore, I will be considering the jurisdiction conferred on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, and how it came to … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · 3 Comments

Thomas Fairclough: Judicial Review and Article 50: Some Preliminary Issues

Introduction There has been much debate on Article 50 TEU. More specifically, there have been thoughtful arguments about who or what has legal authority to trigger Article 50 and begin … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 8 Comments

Michael Doherty: Should Making False Statements in a Referendum Campaign Be an Electoral Offence?

Oldham, 2010: In a closely fought election, where immigration was a central issue, the Labour candidate Phil Woolas published statements about his LibDem opponent that were found to be false … Continue reading

July 4, 2016 · 7 Comments

Event: Judicial Review of Legislation in Italy and in the United Kingdom, 13 June 2016

The Italian Cultural Institute, the Devolution Club and the UK Constitutional Law Association invite you to the 11th Italian-British Constitutional Conversation:     Judicial Review of Legislation in Italy and … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · Leave a comment