Administrative Law Matters

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


The Rise of Automated Decision-Making in the Administrative State: Are Kerr’s Institutions still ‘Fit for Purpose’? (Yee-Fui Ng)

Cross-posted from the Australian Public Law blog, this is the latest post in the series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Kerr Report. The Kerr Committee’s vision for a new administrative justice system led to the ground-breaking introduction of the ‘new administrative law’ package in the 1970s, incorporating the establishment of a generalist administrative tribunal, […] Read more


Vavilov On the Road

In the first year after Vavilov was released, I read pretty well every decision in which the Supreme Court of Canada’s reformulation of administrative law was cited. The result was “One Year of Vavilov” and a soon-to-appear chapter in Colleen Flood and Paul Daly eds., Administrative Law in Context, 4th ed. Since then, I have […] Read more


Other Forms of Legal Writing

One of the reasons blogging has been so light in recent months is that I have been turning to my hand to other forms of legal writing. You can see some of the fruits of my labours in the Abrametz appeal here and the factum of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association in the Sullivan […] Read more


The Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 and what it says about judicial review and administrative law (Thomas Liu)

This is the latest cross-post from the Australian Public Law Blog series on the 50th anniversary of the Kerr Report. For previous entries, see here, here and here. The 50th anniversary of the reforms recommended by the Kerr Committee provides a valuable opportunity to reflect on the bigger picture of judicial review and administrative law. […] Read more