The second in the biennial series of Public Law Conferences will be held in Cambridge from 12 to 14 September 2016 in the Faculty of Law in Cambridge. Convened by John Bell, Mark Elliott, Jason Varuhas and Shona Wilson Stark, the conference will bring together speakers and delegates from across the common law world. The opening sessions of the conference will feature addresses by Dame Sian Elias (Chief Justice of New Zealand), The Hon Robert French (Chief Justice, High Court of Australia) and Lord Reed (Justice of the UK Supreme Court). A full draft of the conference programme is now … Continue reading Cambridge Public Law Conference 2016 — Draft Programme and Registration Deadline
The second edition of Public Law – the textbook that I write with Robert Thomas – has been published by Oxford University Press. Although it is only three years since the first edition was published, much has happened since then. We were putting the finishing touches to the first edition in the immediate aftermath of the 2010 UK general election, whereas we are now well over halfway through the UK’s first period of peacetime coalition government for many decades.
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 is entitled “Ombudsmen, tribunals, inquiries: re-fashioning accountability beyond the courts”. Continue reading “New book on accountability”