Administrative Law Matters


The Basics of Judicial Review of Secondary Legislation: R (Public Law Project) v Lord Chancellor [2016] UKSC 39

Paul Daly October 14, 2016

There is nothing especially new about R (Public Law Project) v. Lord Chancellor [2016] UKSC 39, but it does contain a useful review of the basics of judicial review of secondary legislation. The Lord Chancellor had sought to introduce by way of secondary legislation a residence test for eligibility for legal aid. Entitlement to legal aid is determined […] Read more


Reasonableness Review in Action: Canada (Attorney General) v. Igloo Vikski Inc., 2016 SCC 38

Paul Daly October 5, 2016

An interesting aspect of the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in Canada (Attorney General) v. Igloo Vikski Inc., 2016 SCC 38 is the application of reasonableness review. The question was whether certain items of hockey equipment used by goalkeepers are a “glove, mitten or mitt” or an “article of plastics”, an important question because different tariffs […] Read more

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Dr. Paul Daly is University Senior Lecturer in Public Law, University of Cambridge and the Derek Bowett Fellow in Law at Queens' College, Cambridge. He came to Cambridge from the University of Montreal, where he was successively Assistant Professor, Associate Dean and Associate Professor, having previously worked at the University of Ottawa and Lerners LLP, Toronto.

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