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.

The constitutional role of the judiciary if there were a codified constitution

The House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the constitutional role the judiciary would play if the UK were to adopt a written constitution. (This is part of a […]

Lord Neuberger on the rule of law and access to justice

Last night, Lord Neuberger, the President of the UK Supreme Court, gave the 2013 Tom Sargant Memorial Lecture. His text, available here, is worth reading in full, but here are some choice excerpts. The rule of law, […]

New Law student? Here’s some advice to get you started

This guest post is by one of my former students, Jack Williams. He studied Law at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, graduating with a First Class honours degree in summer 2012. He is now a barrister at Monckton Chambers. In this post, Jack offers advice – by way of a letter to his younger self as a new Law student – on how to study Law.

Osborn: The common law, the Convention, and the right to an oral hearing

I wrote recently about the what might happen if—as is an increasingly less-fanciful prospect—human rights law in the UK were to be fundamentally altered through repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998 and perhaps even withdrawal from […]

Repealing the Human Rights Act: what might lie ahead?

As noted in an earlier post, repealing the Human Rights Act 1998—and perhaps withdrawing the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights—is now firmly on the political agenda (at least as far as the […]

Theresa May and Chris Grayling on human rights

The knives have been out for the Human Rights Act – and perhaps the UK’s involvement in the European Convention on Human Rights itself – at the Conservative Party conference today. Here is an excerpt […]

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 […]