Northern Public Law Forum: A Report

Professor Graham Gee (University of Sheffield) and I recently hosted the Northern Public Law Forum at the Sheffield School of Law. The two speakers at the Forum were Professor Carol Harlow (LSE) and Professor Rick Rawlings (UCL). Professor Robert Thomas (University of Manchester) and Professor Alison Young (University of Cambridge) provided responses to the papers….

The Quartet: Ouster Clauses Inside and Out

I, along with Jake Rylatt (No 5 Chambers), will be presenting a paper on ouster clauses at an SLS seminar to be held at the University of Sussex. The seminar celebrates the famous “quartet” of cases in judicial review. Details of the event are available here. The abstract for our paper is as follows: The…

Judicial Review and Legal Aid: The Past Ten Years

Recently, Tom Hickman wrote a pair of widely-read blogs considering what he described as Public Law’s Disgrace. In those blogs, he identified a severe access to justice problem in the modern judicial review system. The blogs repeated – in a powerful way – the long-held concern that many ordinary citizens are excluded from judicial review on…

The Northern Public Law Forum

Professor Graham Gee (University of Sheffield) and I–along with a wider Organising Committee–have established the Northern Public Law Forum. The Forum is an annual seminar series that will rotate around law schools in the north of England. The inaugural seminar will be held in 2018 at the University of Sheffield, with subsequent seminars at the University…

Delegated Legislation, Brexit, and the Courts

Jake Rylatt and I have a short case note in the latest issue of Judicial Review.  The note briefly considers the possible significance of recent litigation concerning secondary legislation in the context of Brexit. The article is available here.

European Law Reporter Articles on Brexit, by Philip Allott and Richard Kirkham

A Luxembourg-based journal I am an editor of–the European Law Reporter–has a new issue out. It features two interesting articles on Brexit from UK scholars: Professor Philip Allott (Professor Emeritus of International Public Law, University of Cambridge) writes on ‘Fundamental Legal Aspects of Withdrawal from the EU: Eight Stages on the Way to a New…

UK Quo Vadis? The EEA as a Workable Framework

On 3 February 2017, the University of Sheffield School of Law—in co-operation with the UK Constitutional Law Association and the European Circuit of the Bar—hosted a seminar. The keynote speaker was Michael-James Clifton, a barrister and now Chef de Cabinet in the Chambers of the President of the EFTA Court, Professor Carl Baudenbacher. The EFTA…