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Law Reading Lists: IMDLAW103 Public Law

Welcome

Welcome to your Public Law reading list. Here you will find the resources to support you throughout this module.

 

Essential Reading

Weekly Readings Semester 1

Essential reading

Roberts v Hopwood [1925] AC 578

Bromley London Borough Council v Greater London Council  [1983] 1 AC 768

Charles Terence Estates Ltd v Cornwall Council [2012] EWCA Civ 1439, [2013] 1 WLR 466.

AB v. A Chief Constable [2014] EWHC 1965 (QB)

Essential reading

Further reading

Barber NW, ‘Laws and constitutional conventions’ (2009) 125 Law Quarterly Review 294 (Westlaw)

Jaconelli J, ‘Do constitutional conventions bind?’ (2005) 64 The Cambridge Law Journal 149

Perry A, ‘Constitutional Conventions and the Prince of Wales’ (2013) 76 (6) Modern Law Review 1119 (Lexis)

 

Cases

Attorney General v De Keyser Royal Hotel [1920] AC 508

Attorney General v Jonathan Cape Ltd [1976] QB 752

R (on the application of Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No. 2) [2008] UKHL 61

BBC v Johns 1965 [1965] Ch 32

Burmah Oil Company v Lord Advocate [1995] AC 75

Chandler v The Director of Public Prosecutions [1964] AC 763.

Council of Civil Service Unions v Minister for the Civil Service [1985] AC 374

Malone v Commissioner of Police [1979] Ch 344

R v Jones and Ors [2006] UKHL 16

R v Secretary of State or the Home Department, ex parte the Fire Brigades Union [1995] 2 AC 513

R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Northumbria Police Authority [1989] 1 QB 26

R (Quark Fishing Ltd) v Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs [2005] UKHL 57, [2006] 1 AC 529

Recommended reading

Allan TRS, ‘Law, Conventions, Prerogative: Reflections prompted by Canadian Constitutional Case (1986) 45 (2) Cambridge Law Journal 305

Essential reading

Cases

A v Secretary State for the Home Department [2004] UKHL 56

AXA General Insurance Ltd v Lord Advocate [2011] UKSC 46, [2012] 1 AC 868.

Dyson v Attorney General (No. 1)[1911] KB 410.

Jackson and Others  v The Attorney General [2005] UKHL 56

McGonnell v United Kingdom [2000] 30 EHRR 289

Pierson v Secretary of Statement of State for the Home Department  [1988] AC 539

Stockdale v Hansard (1839) 9 A & E 1

Thorburn v Sunderland City Council [2002] EWHC 195

R v Secretary of State for the Home Department ex parte Fire Brigades Union (1995) 2 AC 513

R (Jackson) v Attorney General [2005] UKH. 56 [2006] 1 AC, 262

Recommended reading

EU

Blackburn v Attorney General [1971] 1WLR 1037

R v Secretary of State for Transport, ex parte Factortame Ltd  [1991] AC 603 

Devolution

AXA General Insurance Ltd and others v HM Advocate [2011] UKSC 46 [2012] 1 AC 868

Attorney General v National Assembly for Wales Commission [2012] UKSC 53 [2013] 1 AC 792

Attorney General for England and Wales v Counsel General for Wales [2014] UKSC 43, [2014] 1 WLR 2622 

Recommended reading

Bogdanor V, ‘Imprisoned by a doctrine: The Modern Defence of Parliamentary Sovereignty’ (2012) 32(1) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 179

Jones TH, ‘Wales, Devolution and Sovereignty’ (2012) 33 (2) Statute Law Review 151

Further reading

Dobbs M, ‘Sovereignty, Article 4(2) TEU and the Respect of National Identities: Swinging the Balance of Power in favour of Member States?’  (2014) 33 (1) Yearbook of European Law 298 

 

Essential reading

Human Rights Act 1998

Essential reading

Recommended reading

Andrew Kennon, ‘Pre-legislative Scrutiny of Draft Bills’ [2004] PL 477 (Westlaw)

Further reading

David Feldman, ‘Parliamentary Scrutiny of Legislation and human rights’ [2002] PL 323 (Westlaw)

Dawn Oliver, ‘Improving the Scrutiny of Bills:  The Case for Standards and Checklists’ [2006] PL 219 (Available on Westlaw)

Parliament website provides useful text and videos on how new legislation is made: https://www.parliament.uk/about/how/laws/

Iain Steele, ‘Judging Judicial Inquiries’ [2004] PL 738 (Available on Westlaw)

Essential reading

Essential reading

 

Recommended reading

 

Essential reading

Module Journals

Students will be expected to consult a range of law journals and cases via LexisLibrary and selected eJournals from WestLaw with a view to developing appropriate legal research skills and to access important supplementary readings in preparation for assessments. Examples of journals include:

New Law Journal
Public Law
Modern Law Review
Oxford Journal of Legal Studies

Example searches

Module Websites

There are no recommended websites for this module.  However, you may like to consult the general ones available in the Law Subject Guide.

Recommended Reading

Weekly Readings Semester 2

LECTURE 1

Essential reading

LECTURE 2

Essential reading

 

Recommended reading 

Le Sueur A P and Sunkin M, ‘Applications for Judicial Review: The Requirement of Leave’ [1992] PL 102 (Westlaw)

Further reading

Bondy V and Sunkin, M ‘Accessing Judicial Review’ [2008] PL 647 (Westlaw)

Miles, ‘Standing under the Human Rights Act 1998:  Theories of Rights Enforcement and the Nature of Public Law Adjudication’ [2000] CLJ 133 (Lexis)

Lecture 1 & 2

Essential reading

Associated Provincial Picture Houses Ltd v Wednesbury Corporation [1948] 1 KB 223 (CA) (Available on Lexis)

Council of Civil Service Unions v Minister for Civil Service [1985] AC 374 (HL) (Available on Westlaw)

Recommended reading

Chris Hilson, ‘Judicial review, policies and the fettering of discretion’ [2002] PL 111 (Available on Westlaw)

Further reading

Ahmed F and Perry A, ‘The coherence of the doctrine of legitimate expectations’ (2014) 73 CLJ 61 

Sales and Steyn, ‘Legitimate Expectations in English Public Law:  An Analysis’ [2004] PL 564 (Available on Westlaw)

Lecture 1 & 2

Essential reading

European Convention on Human Rights

Human Rights Act 1998

Recommended reading

Arden M, ‘The Changing Judicial Role:  Human Rights, Community Law and the Intention of Parliament’ [2008] CLJ 487 (Westlaw)

Hickman T, ‘The Substance and Structure of Proportionality’ [2008] PL 694 Available on Westlaw)

Further reading

Hickman T, ‘The reasonableness principle:  reassessing its place in the public sphere; (2004) 63 CLJ 166

Leigh I, ‘Taking Rights Proportionately:  Judicial Review, the Human Rights Act 1998 and Strasbourg’ [2002] PL 265 (Available on Westlaw)

 

Lecture 1

Further reading

Oliver D, ‘Public Law Procedures and Remedies:  Do We Need Them?’ [2002] PL 91 (Available on Westlaw)

Lecture 2

 

Further reading