Is Laws LJ right to suggest that EU law is like secondary legislation?

In his third Hamlyn Lecture, Laws LJ elaborates upon the analysis he offered in Thoburn v Sunderland City Council of the constitutional status of EU law in the UK. Like the view advanced in Thoburn, the position adopted by […]

Lord Sumption on the limits of the judicial role

In his recent Sultan Azlan Shah Lecture, Lord Sumption addresses “The Limits of Law”—or, more accurately, given the content of the lecture, the limits of the judicial role. Sumption seeks to establish that there is limited […]

Where next for the Wednesbury principle? A brief response to Lord Carnwath

In his recent annual lecture to the Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association, Lord Carnwath spoke to the title: “From judicial outrage to sliding scales—where next for Wednesbury?” In this post, I outline some of the key points […]

New book on accountability

Accountability in the Contemporary Constitution, edited by Nicholas Bamforth and Peter Leyland, has just been published by Oxford University Press. Full details of the book can be found here on the OUP website. My chapter […]

The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and UK law

Earlier this week, the Daily Mail ran a story under the headline: “Dozens of EU human rights are smuggled into the UK: Grayling attacks Brussels after claims by top judge”. The “top judge” in question is Mostyn […]

Baroness Hale on the value of public-interest standing in judicial review

In her recent speech on judicial review – given at the Public Law Project’s conference on Judicial Review Trends and Forecasts – Baroness Hale makes some significant remarks about standing. They are significant both because they concern […]

Bingham Centre response to latest judicial review proposals

The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law has submitted a response to the Ministry of Justice’s latest proposals (a summary of which I posted here) concerning judicial review. Those proposals are the sequel to an […]