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Administrative Law

Text and Materials

Fifth Edition

Mark Elliott and Jason N. E. Varuhas

December 2016

ISBN: 9780198719465

856 pages

In Stock

Price: £44.99

The only text and materials book on administrative law: brings students face-to-face with the law in practice and the most important scholarly discussion.



Administrative Law Text and Materials combines carefully selected extracts from key cases, articles and other sources with detailed commentary. An invaluable resource for undergraduates studying administrative law, it provides truly comprehensive coverage of the subject.

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of all key components of an undergraduate course in administrative law, and is therefore an invaluable course text
  • Extracts from key cases, articles and other materials are combined with detailed commentary, giving the student an accessible casebook and textbook in one volume
  • Questions and further reading provide students with prompts for discussion and opportunities for further study

New to this edition

  • Every chapter in this edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent legal developments and significant judgments from the Supreme Court
  • To better match undergraduate courses sections of the book have been reworked and rewritten; focussing on a more select range of issues, encouraging readers to engage with those matters in greater and more critical depth

About the Author(s)

Mark Elliott, Professor of Public Law, University of Cambridge, and Jason N. E. Varuhas, Associate Professor, University of Melbourne

Mark Elliott is Professor of Public Law at the University of Cambridge. He is also the author of the popular blog www.publiclawforeveryone.com which offers his personal views on all the key developments in public law.

Jason N. E. Varuhas is Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne.

Table of Contents

    1:Introductory matters
    3:The status of unlawful administrative action
    4:The scope of public law principles
    5:Retention of discretion
    6:Legitimate expectations
    7:Abuse of discretion I
    8:Abuse of discretion II
    9:Bias, impartiality and independence
    10:Procedural fairness
    11:Giving reasons for decisions
    13:The judicial review procedure
    14:Restriction of remedies
    15:Liability of public authorities
    16:Delegated legislation
    18:Statutory tribunals

Additional Resources

The book is supported by online an Online Resource Centre, offering the following useful resources:

-Updates which cover all the legal developments since publication
-'Oxford NewsNow' RSS feeds provide constantly refreshed links to the latest relevant new stories
-Interactive timeline of key dates in British political history
-Annotated web links

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