Administrative Law Matters

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


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

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


Legal Academia 2.0 in the Brexit Litigation

The government and the claimaints in Miller (the Article 50 case) have now made their written statements of case available (see here). One remarkable feature is that both the government and the claimants rely heavily on arguments made by various distinguished writers (including some of my Cambridge colleagues!) on the United Kingdom Constitutional Law Association’s […] Read more