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Published: 01 June 2020

792 Pages


ISBN: 9780198852278

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Public Law

Second Edition

John Stanton and Craig Prescott

  • Combines clear, easy-to-follow explanations of the fundamental principles of public law with theoretically critical consideration of the key areas of debate
  • Thoroughly modern, the textbook takes account of the numerous recent developments in the subject area, seamlessly integrating coverage of the most recent developments into that of more traditional, orthodox concepts
  • Takes a fresh and distinctively practical approach, using convincing real life scenarios and learning features to engage students, setting the law into an everyday context, and to help them develop critical analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Perfectly-pitched for undergraduates: the book's contents and approach aligns neatly with that of the majority of public law courses, covering all the key areas but never over-simplifying
  • Provides thorough coverage of administrative law, considering access to and the three grounds for judicial review in discrete chapters
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • Fully updated to cover the implications of Brexit, looking in particular at the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and the status of retained EU law in domestic legislation
  • Thorough analysis of the impact of R (on the application of Miller) v The Prime Minister and Cherry and others v Advocate General for Scotland (2019) in the context of parliamentary sovereignty, the separation of powers, judicial control of the exercise of prerogative powers, and the principle of justiciability
  • Expanded coverage of common law constitutionalism, devolution (Re UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill and Re Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission's application for judicial review), and local government
  • Updated coverage of cabinet collective responsibility and the updated ministerial code
  • Explanation of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act 2011 and the Early Parliamentary General Election Act 2019
  • Discussion of recent judicial review cases, including R (on the application of Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal and others (2019) and R (D and Others) v Parole Board (2018)

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