Does the UK have a constitution?

The 2021 Cambridge Sixth Form Law Conference was recently held online. I was pleased to record a talk for the conference on Constitutional Law. I took ask my title the question: 'Does the UK have a constitution?' The question is worth asking — and attempting to answer — for at least a couple of reasons.… Continue reading Does the UK have a constitution?

Public Law Update #1: The 2017 election, fixed-term Parliaments and ‘confidence and supply’ arrangements

The third edition of Public Law was published by Oxford University Press in May 2017. This is the first in a series of posts by the authors, Mark Elliott and Robert Thomas, taking the 2017 election and Brexit as reference points and updating readers on recent developments in the field. These posts are based on updates first published by Oxford University Press in the book's Online Resource Centre.

Cambridge Public Law Conference 2016 — Draft Programme and Registration Deadline

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… Continue reading Cambridge Public Law Conference 2016 — Draft Programme and Registration Deadline

Now available: Second edition of Elliott & Thomas, Public Law

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… Continue reading Now available: Second edition of Elliott & Thomas, Public Law

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 is entitled "Ombudsmen, tribunals, inquiries: re-fashioning accountability beyond the courts". In it, I note that while courts play a prominent and… Continue reading New book on accountability