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Constitutional and administrative law

Constitutional & administrative law

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Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Helen Fenwick, Gavin Phillipson
  • Biografical Information: Helen Fenwick, BA, LLB, is Professor of Law at the University of Durham. She is author of Civil Liberties and Human Rights. Gavin Phillipson, BA, LLM (Cantab), Solicitor, is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Durham. He teaches constitutional law and civil liberties and has published numerous articles in the field of public law.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: London ; Portland, Or. : Cavendish Pub., 2003
  • Publication Type (Medium): Electronic books
  • Material: Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
  • Series title: Cavendish Q & A series.
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/constitutional-and-administrative-law-55353/ (Stable identifier)

Additional Format

Print version: Fenwick, Helen. Constitutional and administrative law. London ; Portland, Or.: Cavendish Pub., 2003 (DLC) 2003279814

Short Description

1 online resource (XXXIV, 399 pages).

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Constitutional and administrative law is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Helen Fenwick and Gavin Phillipson.
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 19 editions
  • First edition Date: 1992
  • Last edition Date: 2013
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD3989
  • Dewey Code: 342.41
  • ISBN: 1843144980 9781843144984
  • OCLC: 252997846

Publisher Description:

This book covers the main topics of constitutional and administrative law courses and is intended to give students a clear idea of what the examiners are looking for.
This edition has been comprehensively revised to take account of the radical programme of constitutional reform introduced by the Labour government since 1997. It gives clear examples of how to answer questions on the following topics: devolution
the Human Rights Act, including the interpretation by the courts of its chief provisions and the Act's on the key areas of police powers, public order law and freedom of expression
the Freedom of Information Act 2000
the recent Shayler litigation under the Official Secrets Act
plans for reform of the House of Lords and the Wakeham Report, the government's White Paper
and proposed reforms to the Ombudsmen system. Material on recent reforms to the European Convention system and to domestic judicial review is also included.
It will be especially useful for students who may be feeling bemused by the rapid rate of change in this subject.

Main Contents

BOOK COVER; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; Preface; CONTENTS; Introduction; Table of Cases; Table of Statutes; Table of European Legislation; 1 The Characteristics of the British Constitution; 2 Parliamentary Sovereignty Human Rights and the European Union; 3 The House of Commons; 4 The House of Lords; 5 Prerogative Powers; 6 The Executive; 7 Judicial Review; 8 Ombudsmen; 9 Protection for Human Rights; 10 Official Secrecy and Freedom of Information; 11 Freedom of Expression; 12 Police Powers Individual Liberty and the Rights of Suspects; 13 Freedom of Assembly and Public Order; Index.

Table of 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.

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