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 […]

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 […]