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Cases and Materials on Constitutional and Administrative Law

Thirteenth Edition

Brian Thompson, Michael Gordon, and Adam Tucker

October 2021

ISBN: 9780198867883

736 pages

In Stock

Price: £37.99

Extracts and analysis of key cases, articles, and legislation provide students with a rich learning resource.



Cases and Materials on Constitutional and Administrative Law provides an essential collection of key primary and secondary materials with incisive commentary from the authors.

  • Brings together a diverse and engaging range of case law, legislation, and political documents, providing students with the key primary materials they require for a full understanding of the subject
  • Extracts are supplemented by author commentary, notes, and questions to encourage critical thinking
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • Analysis of the Supreme Court decisions in Miller/Cherry (2019), Privacy International (2019), and UNISON (2017)
  • Consideration of the impact of the Brexit process on the relationship between Parliament and the government, and in particular the use of extensive delegated legislative powers in this context and in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Discussion of the impact of Brexit legislation establishing the supremacy of retained EU law and the direct effect of the EU Withdrawal Agreement, the statutory declaration of Parliament's sovereignty in section 38 of the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020, and the government's (now withdrawn) experimentation with 'notwithstanding' clauses violating international obligations
  • Analysis of the potential impact of the government's constitutional reform proposals, including the Independent Review of Administrative Law, the Independent Human Rights Act Review, and proposals concerning change to the Supreme Court
  • Updated coverage of devolution, including the impact of the Brexit process on the devolved institutions and the divergence between the devolved nations in the context of the pandemic

About the Author(s)

Brian Thompson, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Liverpool, Michael Gordon, Professor of Law, University of Liverpool, and Adam Tucker, Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool

Table of Contents

    1:Constitutional law in the United Kingdom
    2:The legislative sovereignty of Parliament
    3:The rule of law
    4:Judicial independence
    5:The royal prerogative and constitutional conventions
    6:Parliament: scrutiny of policy and administration
    7:Parliament: law-making
    9:Human rights
    10:Judicial review: the grounds
    11:The availability of judicial review
    13:Statutory tribunals


"Review from previous edition This is an immensely helpful compendium of sources on constitutional and administrative law in the UK, which includes a range of very helpful notes and questions to guide and challenge the uninitiated." - Conor McCormick, Lecturer in Law, Queen's University Belfast

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
The thirteenth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.
- The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
- The online resources include biannual updates on key developments in constitutional and administrative law and multiple-choice questions for students to test their learning

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