Reminder (and correction!): Understanding Administrative Law in the Common Law World — UK Launch (November 1, 5pm GMT, 1pm EST)

The UK launch of Understanding Administrative Law in the Common Law World (OUP, 2021) takes place tomorrow, at 5pm GMT. With the clocks already having gone back in the British Isles, this is 1pm EST. You can sign up here. Justice Gerard Hogan (Irish Supreme Court), Professor Joanna Bell (Oxford) and Professor Alison Young (Cambridge) […] Read more


Delegation of Powers and the Pandemic: Gateway Bible Baptist Church et al. v. Manitoba et al. 2021 MBQB 218

I am working on a paper (for the International Academy of Comparative Law) on Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, from a public law perspective. As I have written previously, it is settled law in Canada that legislatures can make broad delegations of authority to administrative decision-makers, including delegations to address public health crises. A […] Read more


Vavilov on the Road

I have posted “Vavilov on the Road” to SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this paper, I draw attention to recent cases and issues arising from the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2019 reformulation of administrative law principles in Vavilov. These recent materials either confirm the direction of travel or require slight adjustments to keep things […] Read more