UK Constitutional Law Association

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Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcements include: The Putney Debates 2017: ‘Constitutional Crisis in the UK’, 2-3 February 2017 Study of Parliament Group and UK Constitutional Law Association Seminar: ‘Parliament and the … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Kenneth Campbell QC: How Devolution Has Altered Some Fundamentals of the British Constitution

Introduction Regular readers of this blog will need no reminding of how much anticipation has been devoted to the Art 50 litigations ahead of and and during  the UK Government’s … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Simon Renton: Historical Perspectives and the Miller Case

Unlike many legal subjects, constitutional law involves an awareness of history.  Conversely, a student of British Constitutional History benefits from an understanding of legal concepts. (Though, as a history undergraduate … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · 8 Comments

Raj Desai: Miller and the Flexibility of the UK Constitution

The Government placed considerable reliance on the flexibility of the UK constitution in its appeal to the Supreme Court in Miller, urging that this flexibility be employed to take full … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · 6 Comments

Mikolaj Barczentewicz: Uses and Misuses of the Rule of Recognition in Miller

The jurisprudential concept of the rule of recognition featured several times during the Miller hearings at the Supreme Court. In this short note, I discuss three uses of the concept … Continue reading

January 12, 2017 · 2 Comments

Robert Craig: Report of Proceedings: Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Supreme Court, Day 4

Introduction This final summary post aims to set out the highlights of the Supreme Court (SC) hearing on Day 4 of the hearings in the Miller v Secretary of State … Continue reading

December 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

David Howarth: On Parliamentary Silence

One of the most striking aspects of the arguments of counsel in Miller, as Rachel Jones has pointed out, was how much the disagreement between the parties focussed on the … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · 7 Comments