UK Constitutional Law Association

affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law

Luke Beck: Scottish Independence and Australia

What effect might Scottish independence might have on Australia’s constitutional arrangements? This might seem like an odd question but there has been a suggestion in Australia that there might be … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Nick Barber: Can Royal Assent Be Refused on the Advice of the Prime Minister?

There is a very good article in the most recent edition of the Law Quarterly Review.  It is by Rodney Brazier, and is concerned with the nature and mechanics of … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 21 Comments

Nick Barber: The Constitutional Inheritance of the Royal Baby: A Speculation.

It might be thought that there would be little need for a post on this blog about the arrival of the royal baby.  The new Prince of Cambridge – Your … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 9 Comments

Robert Hazell: The Royal baby, the Rules of Succession, and the Realms

In anticipation of the birth of the Royal baby, Parliament passed the Succession to the Crown Act in April 2013.  It provides that in future the eldest child will be … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Tom Adams: Royal Consent and Hidden Power

The requirement of Royal Assent for bills which have passed through our democratic institutions is well known. Those amongst us who favour the constitutional monarch remind others that it is … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 21 Comments

Roger Masterman: The Prince, the Attorney-General, the Section 53 Certificate and the pretence of political neutrality

The Freedom of Information Act, which came into force on 1 January 2005, provides under s.53 for a power of ministerial veto.  Section 53(2) provides that: ‘[a] decision notice or … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

Hayley J. Hooper: Keep Calm and Carry On?

ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 the Upper Tribunal allowed an appeal, reversing decisions of the Information Commissioner relating to the release of “advocacy correspondence” between Prince Charles in his capacity as … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 6 Comments

Robert Hazell: Royal Wedding: congratulations, or commiserations?

While we must all be happy for Prince William and Kate Middleton on their wedding day, we must also be aware of the heavy burdens which will be thrust upon … Continue reading

April 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

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