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Finnian Clarke: The Worboys Parole Board Decision: Right Outcome, Wrong Reasons

Introduction The decision of the Divisional Court in the matter of R (DSD and NVB) v Parole Board of England and Wales, or the “Worboys Parole Board” case, was described … Continue reading

September 7, 2018 · 3 Comments

Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ Wednesbury Anniversary Date: Friday 24th November 2017 Venue: Clayton Hotel (formerly Hotel La Tour), Albert St, Birmingham, B5 5JE Registration: 14:00 Start time: 14:25 … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Richard Clayton QC: New Directions for Article 10: Strasbourg Reverses the Supreme Court in Kennedy

The Supreme Court decision in Kennedy v Charity Commission was striking from many points of view.  Mr Kennedy was a journalist frustrated by the way the Commission handled his allegations … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

Jake W. Rylatt and Joseph Tomlinson: Neuberger’s Novelties: Keyu and the Substantive Review Debate

Over the past few decades, the question of substantive review has provided one of the liveliest debates in public law. However, despite a myriad of contributions from courts and legal … Continue reading

February 17, 2016 · 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: Where next for the Wednesbury principle? A brief response to Lord Carnwath

In his recent annual lecture to the Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association, Lord Carnwath spoke to the title: “From judicial outrage to sliding scales—where next for Wednesbury?” In this post, I outline … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Mark Elliott: Justification, Calibration and Substantive Judicial Review: Putting Doctrine in its Place

To observe that substantive judicial review—and the notions of proportionality and deference in particular—constitute well-trodden ground would be to engage in reckless understatement. And that, in turn, might suggest that … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 4 Comments

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