Category: Constitutional Law

The Cambridge Companion to Public Law

The Cambridge Companion to Public Law, which I am editing with David Feldman, will be published later this year. In the meantime, we have posted the editors’ introduction to SSRN; a copy can be downloaded here. […]

Report of Political and Constitutional Reform Committee on Proposed Scotland Bill

I have written before about the recently published Draft Clauses that would form part of a new Scotland Bill, the purpose of which would be to implement proposals made by the Smith Commission concerning further […]

Cheryl Saunders’ 2015 Sir David Williams Lecture: “Devolution. Federation. Constitution. From here to where?”

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 […]

Lady Hale’s 2015 Bryce Lecture: The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom Constitution

Lady Hale gave the 2015 Bryce Lecture earlier this month, taking “The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom Constitution” as her title. The lecture does not break any new ground, but is a helpful overview […]

My submission to parliamentary committees on clauses 1 and 2 of the proposed Scotland Bill

I have written in other posts — here and here — about the constitutional implications of the proposed Scotland Bill arising from the Report of the Smith Commission. In advance of giving oral evidence on this […]

The Draft Scotland Bill and the sovereignty of the UK Parliament

The Draft Scotland Bill — which aims to implement “the vow” made by the leaders of the major UK political parties in the closing days of the referendum campaign — has now been published. The first […]

Lord Pannick on judicial review

The House of Lords returned again yesterday to the implications for judicial review of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. (I have written about the Bill in several previous posts, the most recent of which […]