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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 · 12 Comments

Conference Announcement: Thirty Years of Judicial Review in Scotland

 Sponsored by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education and the UK Constitutional Law Association Thirty Years of Judicial Review in Scotland   26 January 2015 10 am to 4.30 pm … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Robert Thomas: Administrative Justice, Better Decisions, and Organisational Learning

Every year, government takes millions of decisions on matters such as individuals’ entitlement to social security, their immigration status, and tax liability. Often, people can challenge negative decisions to a … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

Natasha Simonsen:Government cannot use a ‘statutory back door’ to implement major changes to legal aid services, Divisional Court says

In a judgment released yesterday a Divisional Court unanimously struck down the government’s attempt to introduce a residence test for eligibility for legal aid, finding it incompatible with the objective … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Emily MacKenzie: Successful Challenge to Levels of Asylum Support – R (on the application of Refugee Action) v Home Secretary

The High Court recently upheld an important challenge in the field of asylum support. In June 2013, the Home Secretary decided that weekly cash payments to “destitute” asylum seekers in … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mark Elliott: Judicial Review Reform — The Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Earlier this week, the parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights has published its report on The implications for access to justice of the Government’s proposals to reform judicial review (HL … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ben Jaffey and Tom Hickman: Loading the Dice in Judicial Review: The Criminal Justice and Courts Bill 2014

Public lawyers across the country are anxiously scrutinising yesterday’s response by the Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling, to the Judicial Review consultation and the associated Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. They … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · 5 Comments
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