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Q&A Constitutional & Administrative Law 2009-2010

6th Edition

By Helen Fenwick, Gavin Phillipson

Routledge-Cavendish – 2009 – 440 pages

Series: Questions and Answers

Purchasing Options:

  • Paperback:
    978-0-415-48374-2
    January 14th 2009
    Out-of-print

Description

Part of the successful Routledge-Cavendish Q&A series, which provides students with essential advice and guidance for essay and exam success, Q&A Administrative Law 2007-2008 has been fully updated and revised to incorporate developments in public law since the publication of the previous edition.

Covering the main topics of constitutional and administrative law, the authors examine the radical programme of constitutional reform introduced by the Labour government since 1997 and explore its impact over the last ten years. The book gives clear examples of how to answer questions on all the main topics examined, including:

  • devolution
  • the Human Rights Act and the key cases decided under it
  • the A-G v Jackson decision on the Parliament Acts
  • the core areas of police powers, including the very significant changes made by the Serious and Organized crime Act 2005 and recent anti-terrorism legislation
  • new case-law in the area of public order and freedom of expression
  • the Constitutional Reform Act 2005
  • possible reform of the Royal Prerogative, following the Iraq war
  • recent judicial review cases on the prerogative
  • the contemporary application of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Ministerial responsibility
  • the recent Shayler litigation under the Official Secrets Act
  • plans for reform of the house of Lords and proposed reforms to the Ombudsmen system.

An excellent revision and practice guide, with full coverage of recent important judicial review cases, this book gives students an important insight into exactly what examiners are looking for in an answer.

Contents

The Characteristics of the British Constitution. Sovereignty and the European Community. The House of Commons. The House of Lords. Prerogative Powers. The Executive. Judicial Review. Ombudsmen. Protection for Human Rights. Official Secrecy and Freedom of Information. Freedom of Expression. Police Powers, Individual Liberty and the Rights of Suspects. Freedom of Assembly and Public Order

Author Bio

Helen Fenwick, BA, LLB, is Professor of Law at the University of Durham. Gavin Phillipson, BA, LLM (Cantab), Solicitor, is Professor of Law at Durham University.

Related Subjects

  1. Public Law
  2. English Law

Name: Q&A Constitutional & Administrative Law 2009-2010: 6th Edition (eBook)Routledge-Cavendish 
Description: By Helen Fenwick, Gavin Phillipson. Part of the successful Routledge-Cavendish Q&A series, which provides students with essential advice and guidance for essay and exam success, Q&A Administrative Law 2007-2008 has been fully updated and revised to incorporate developments in...
Categories: Public Law, English Law