The Golden Metwand and the Crooked Cord: Essays in Honour of Sir William Wade QC

Hardcover | December 1, 1997

EditorChristopher Forsyth, Ivan Hare

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This is a lively collection of essays by an internationally distinguished group of the world's most respected administrative lawyers. It is a timely work as public law in the United Kingdom is at an extremely interesting stage in its long development. A period of unprecedented expansion in thejudicial review jurisdiction and the growing legal impact of membership of the European Community provide an incentive to reflect upon and consolidate existing learning, and assess how public law doctrine and scholarship will progress into the new millenium. There has also been a recent burgeoningof theoretical public law scholarship and the development of more critical and socio-legal approaches to the subject of law and administration. This book takes account of all these factors, and also reflects the international dimension of administrative law issues. The essays are written in honour of Sir Wlliam Wade, who was Professor of English at St John's College Oxford, Rouse Ball Professor of English Law at the University of Cambridge and Master of Gonville and Caius College Cambridge. He is one of the leading scholars of his generation and is justlycredited for having contributed hugely to the development of administrative law in Britain through his text Administrative Law (OUP) but also through the Hamlyn lectures and through his work as a member of the English bar, his lectures throughout the world and numerous articles, notes andessays.

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This is a lively collection of essays by an internationally distinguished group of the world's most respected administrative lawyers. It is a timely work as public law in the United Kingdom is at an extremely interesting stage in its long development. A period of unprecedented expansion in thejudicial review jurisdiction and the growin...

Dr Christopher Forsyth is a Fellow and Tutor in Law at Robinson College Cambridge and co-author if the seventh edition of Wade's Administrative Law. Ivan Hare is a graduate of London and Oxford Universities, a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge and University lecturer in Law.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:396 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:December 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Williams: Sir William Wade2. Allan: Fairness, Equality, Rationality: Constitutional Theory and Judicial Review3. Peter Cane: The Constitutional and Legal Framework of Policy-Making4. Craig: Prerogative, Precedent and Power5. Taggart: Expropriation, Public Purpose and the Constitution6. Hare: The Separation of Powers and Judicial Review for Error of Law7. Forsyth: "The Metaphysic of Nullity" Invalidity, Conceptual Reasoning and the Rule of Law8. Laws: Wednesbury9. Beatson: Prematurity and Ripeness for Review10. Sedley: The Crown in its own Courts11. Beloff: "Time, Time, Time It's, on my Side, Yes it is"12. Cripps: The Consequences of Disclosure in the Public Interest13. Lewis: Damages and the Right to an Effective Remedy for Breach of European Community Law14. Cooke: The Discretionary Heart of Administrative Law

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`This volume significantly contributes to the project of conceptualising principles of administrative law, and I suspect that is just the book which the editors set out to produce.'Adrian Hunt, University of Birmingham, Civil Justice Quarterly, vol 18, April 1999