Administrative Law Matters

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


Reviewing Judicial Review: The Faulks Report

The UK’s Independent Review of Administrative Law was completed earlier this year. The Faulks Report was published today. Although the UK government may try to suggest otherwise, the headline is that the Panel does not think significant reforms of judicial review are appropriate. Chapter 1 addresses the possibility of codifying administrative law. (You can see […] Read more


Margaret Doyle & Nick O’Brien, Reimagining Administrative Justice, Tuesday March 16, 11.30 EST

The next speakers in this year’s Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium on “Front-Line Administration” are Margaret Doyle and Nick O’Brien. They will be having a dialogue about their recent book, Reimagining Administrative Justice: Human Rights in Small Spaces (Palgrave, 2019): This book reconnects everyday justice with social rights. It rediscovers human rights in the ‘small […] Read more


Section 96 and British Columbia’s Civil Resolution Tribunal: Trial Lawyers’ Association of British Columbia v British Columbia (Attorney General), 2021 BCSC 348

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of British Columbia handed down an important — perhaps even monumental — decision on s. 96 of the Constitution Act, 1867: Trial Lawyers’ Association of British Columbia v British Columbia (Attorney General), 2021 BCSC 348. Hinkson CJ held that the legislation giving the province’s Civil Resolution Tribunal jurisdiction over […] Read more


Bernardo Zacka, Public Service and Moral Agency, Tuesday March 2, 11.30 EST

The next speaker in this year’s Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium, “Front-Line Administration”, is Professor Bernardo Zacka (MIT). Register here for tomorrow’s Zoom webinar. Prof Zacka will be discussing his work on front-line decision-makers. Here is a short description of his book, When the State Meets the Street: Public Service and Moral Agency (Harvard University […] Read more