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Actions Against Public Officials: Legitimate Expectations, Misstatements and Misconduct

ISBN13: 9781847036353
Published: March 2009
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £299.00

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Practitioners frequently have to deal with claims concerning legitimate expectations, misstatement, mistakes or misconduct. Actions Against Public Officials is a comprehensive guide to this area of law dealing with all aspects of the liability of public officials for their advice, statements and representations. It focuses entirely on what legal consequences develop from what the authority has said or written and shows the full range of causes of action that might apply, setting out the case law and statutory material governing each area of law.

Dealing with all applicable modes of redress, both judicial and judicial-legal, this new title helps practitioners to identify which cause of action to rely on and explains the scope of the many privileges and immunities protecting public bodies from liability.

  • A practical and detailed guide to all aspects of the liability of public officials for their advice, statements and representations
  • Comprehensive analysis of all applicable public and private law causes of action as well as ombudsmen, the local government code of conduct and ex gratia payments
  • Detailed analysis of the relevant legislation, statutory rules and instruments, regulations, statutory codes and guidance, and case law
  • Identifies the key underlying principles necessary for a complete understanding of how the law is developing
  • Extensive explanation of the complex and fast-developing law on legitimate expectations
  • Includes detailed analysis of the torts of misfeasance in public office and negligent misstatement
  • Identifies and explains the scope of the privileges and immunities protecting public officials from liability for their statements and representations
  • Practical guidance enables practitioners to make tactical decisions and identify which cause of action to rely on
  • Written by an authoritative author from Landmark Chambers, one of the leading practices in administrative and public law

Constitutional and Administrative Law, Tort Law
PART I: Introduction
Actions Against Public Officials: Introduction

PART II: Public law
Legitimate Expectations in Domestic Law
Legitimate Expectations in EU Law
Local Government Code of Conduct

PART III: Private law
Misfeasance in Public Office
Negligent Misstatements

PART IV: Alternative modes of redress
Mediation, Settlement and Ex Gratia Payments
Public Sector Ombudsmen