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Administrative Law

Eleventh Edition

William Wade and Christopher Forsyth

July 2014

ISBN: 9780199683703

958 pages

In Stock

Price: £47.99

An institution in administrative law for over fifty years, this book has been trusted by students and extensively cited by courts in England and Wales



Wade & Forsyth's Administrative Law is the definitive account of the principles of judicial review and the administrative arrangements of the United Kingdom. Firmly established among the foremost rank of legal textbooks, it stands unparalleled in both scope and detail.

  • An institution in administrative law, for over fifty years this book has been trusted by students in the UK and abroad and extensively cited by Courts in England and Wales
  • Offers an unparalleled level of coverage of judicial review and the administrative arrangements of the United Kingdom from a leading expert in the field
  • Acheives a high-level and authoritative account of the law, whilst retaining clarity and an ease of navigability
  • This clear and perceptive account of the principles of administrative law provides the ideal exploration of the subject for the undergraduate student

New to this edition

  • The decisions of the Supreme Court and details of how the change from the Appeals Committee of the House of Lords as the apex court to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has affected administrative law
  • Details of statutory changes such as the Equality Act 2010, the Localism Act 2011, the Justice and Security Act 2013, the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 and the European Union Act 2011
  • Coverage of the changes proposed by the Ministry of Justice regarding judicial review as set out in their consultation paper Judicial Review: Proposals for Reform (London 2012)

About the Author(s)

William Wade, formerly Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of English Law, University of Cambridge, and Christopher Forsyth, Professor of Public Law and Private International Law, University of Cambridge

Christopher Forsyth is Professor of Public Law and Private International Law at the University of Cambridge, and the late William Wade was formerly Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of English Law at the University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction
    2:Constitutional foundations of the powers of the courts
    Part II. Authorities and functions
    3:The central government
    4:Local and devolved government
    5:Public corporations, privatisation and regulation
    Part III. European influences
    6:Incorporation of European law
    Part IV. Powers and jurisdiction
    7:Legal nature of powers
    8:Jurisdiction over fact and law
    9:Problems of invalidity
    Part V. Discretionary power
    10:Retention of discretion
    11:Abuse of discretion
    Part VI. Natural justice
    12:Natural justice and legal justice
    13:The rule against bias
    14:The right to a fair hearing
    Part VII. Remedies and liability
    15:Ordinary remedies
    16:Prerogative remedies
    17:Boundaries of judicial review
    18:Procedure of judicial review
    19:Restrictions of remedies
    20:Liability of public authorities
    21:Crown proceedings
    Part VIII. Administrative legislation and adjudication
    22:Delegated legislation
    23:Statutory tribunals
    24:Statutory and other inquiries


Review from previous edition 'Administrative Law is an extremely impressive and authoritative text providing excellent coverage of this complex and procedural area.' - Dr. Christopher J. Newman, Reader in Public Law, University of Sunderland

'A classic text. I always look forward to a new edition. It's authoritative in tone and analysis and comprehensive in coverage' - Robert Thomas, Professor of Public Law, School of Law, University of Manchester

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