All posts 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.

Cambridge Public Law Conference 2014

Three of my colleagues – John Bell, Jason Varuhas and Philip Murray – and I are co-convening a major international conference on public law. We have just launched our website, opened conference registration and issued […]

Justification, calibration and substantive judicial review: putting doctrine in its place

This post is a working paper. It contains some ideas I am developing for a longer piece which will appear in an edited collection on substantive judicial review. This working paper, which was first published on the UK […]

Richard III, “unfettered discretion” and the foundations of judicial review

The case concerning the reinterring of the recently-discovered remains of Richard III has already attracted comment, including an excellent piece by Tom Hickman on the UK Constitutional Law Blog. I wish to make only some […]

New Ministry of Justice consultation paper – Judicial Review: Proposals for Further Reform

The Ministry of Justice has published a consultation paper on Judicial Review: Proposals for Further Reform. Here is a brief summary of the main proposals: Planning judicial reviews would be transferred from the Administrative Court to […]

Consultation on limiting judicial review imminent?

According to today’s Daily Mail, the government will shortly be launching a consultation on limiting access to judicial review. It reports: Charities and ‘professional’ campaign groups will no longer be allowed to use the courts to […]

The government’s power to terminate judicial review cases, the rule of law, and the limits of political constitutionalism

A Tunisian man, whose British wife and son live in the UK, is excluded from the country on national security grounds. He challenges that exclusion decision by way of judicial review, but the government “terminates” […]

Special issue of Judicial Review on legal aid proposals

The Hart Publishing journal Judicial Review has published a special issue concerning the government’s legal aid proposals. The special issue contains a joint opinion written by Michael Fordham, Ben Jaffey and Ravi Mehta on the legality […]