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Debating judicial power after the Independent Review of Administrative Law

Debating judicial power after the Independent Review of Administrative Law By Gabriel Tan On 18th March, the Cambridge Union hosted their Final Debate of Lent 2021 on the motion: ‘This House Believes Judges Make Better Law Than Politicians’, with two former Supreme Court Justices, Lord Sumption and Lord Neuberger, speaking on opposite sides of the … Continue reading

Lessons in the teaching of administrative law: A review of The Anatomy of Administrative Law

Lessons in the teaching of administrative law: A review of The Anatomy of Administrative Law By Richard Kirkham (University of Sheffield) Administrative law scholarship has changed in nature in recent years. Abstract debates around ultra vires have been replaced by the more confrontational challenge to the reach of judicial review posed by conservative think-tanks and … Continue reading

Report Proposes New Legal Powers for the Victims’ Commissioner

Report Proposes New Legal Powers for the Victims’ Commissioner By Maurce Sunkin (University of Essex), Pam Cox (University of Essex) and Ruth Lamont (University of Manchester). This post first appeared on the Essex Law Research Blog here and is reposted with thanks and permission. The role of the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales – … Continue reading

Contracting out and administrative justice

Contracting out and administrative justice Robert Thomas (University of Manchester) Much of the thinking and debate about administrative justice concerns the need for government to make good quality original decisions and to get things right first time. If only administrative officials could become better at making decisions and learning from their errors, then the range … Continue reading

The Post-Brexit Immigration Rules: Law Commission’s Simplification Recommendations Ignored

The Post-Brexit Immigration Rules: Law Commission’s Simplification Recommendations Ignored By Jonathan Collinson (University of Huddersfield) The government have published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules to change the UK’s immigration system from 1 January 2021. These new rules put in place the UK’s post-Brexit immigration system, once migration from the EU is no … Continue reading