Administrative Law Matters

Commentary on developments in administrative law, particularly judicial review of administrative action by common law courts.


Harold Laski on Experts and Expertise

Paul Daly January 6, 2017

When I was a doctoral student, I spent months trying to track down an essay by Harold Laski: ‘The Limitations of the Expert’ (1931) 162 Harper’s Monthly Magazine 101 (Fabian Tract No. 235). I eventually found it in a rare books collection at Harvard University while I was there as a visiting researcher. Finally finding […] Read more


Modes of Rights Protection III: Doré v. Barreau du Québec, [2012] 1 SCR 395

Paul Daly December 15, 2016

You will recall that in Slaight Communications, discussed in my previous post, Dickson C.J. endorsed Lamer J.’s neat analytical framework, with its clear distinction between administrative review and constitutional review, but noted that the evolution of administrative review might put the framework under pressure. So it proved. A blow-by-blow account of the development of Canadian […] Read more