Professor Cheryl Saunders gave the 2015 Sir David Williams Lecture at the Cambridge Law Faculty last week. Her title was: “Devolution. Federation. Constitution. From here to where?” In the lecture, Saunders considers the relationship — and the extent of the differences — between constitutional models based on federalism and devolution, using those notions both to illuminate the nature of the current British constitution, and to explore the way in which it might develop given the present trajectory of constitutional reform in the UK. I highly recommend the lecture to anyone interested in these issues. It can be viewed either below or via this link.

Posted by Mark Elliott

Mark Elliott is Professor of Public Law at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Constitution Committee. All views on this blog are expressed in a purely personal capacity.