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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

Edited by: Daniel Clarry
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Control of Government Action: Text, Cases & Commentary 4th ed

ISBN13: 9780409339352
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780409331837
Published: September 2015
Publisher: LexisNexis Australia
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: £99.00

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The book displays the breadth and diversity of Australian administrative law. The different role played by courts, tribunals, ombudsmen and other review bodies is comprehensively covered. The criteria applied by those bodies in reviewing the legality and propriety of government administrative are examined in an integrated manner that best shows the options available to an aggrieved person. Public law concepts and theories that influence government decision making and administrative review are covered.


  • Textbook and casebook in one
  • Mixture of textual discussion, legislation, case extracts and commentary
  • Comprehensive set of materials to assist students to understand this very complex area of law

Other Jurisdictions , Australia
Part A – Accountability in an administrative state
1. Administrative Law – Theory, History and Context.

Part B – The framework for challenging and controlling government action
2. The Framework for Judicial Review
3. Merits Review and Administrative Tribunals
4. Other Methods of Administrative Law Review
5. Constitutional Considerations
6. Rule-Making and Control of Subordinate Legislation

Part C – The criteria for lawful decision-making
7. Foundation Concepts of Judicial Review;
8. Unauthorised Decision-Making
9. Statutory Purpose and Relevant Considerations
10. Natural Justice
11. Executive Policies, Directions and Representations
12. Law, Fact and Evidence
13. Failure to Perform a Statutory Duty
14. Wednesbury Unreasonableness, Good Administration and the Outer Limits of Legality
15. Executive Power and Decision-Making - NEW

Part D – Remedies for unlawful government action
16. The Consequences of Unlawful Decision-Making
17. Judicial Review Remedies
18. Standing

Part E – Information and access
19. Access to Information
20. Privacy
21. Obtaining Reasons for Government Decisions