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Public Law Concentrate

Law Revision and Study Guide

Seventh Edition

Colin Faragher

August 2021

ISBN: 9780192897251

272 pages

In Stock


Price: £12.99

Highest quality revision and study guides for use alongside core reading to help consolidate knowledge, focus revision, and maximise potential



Public Law Concentrate is written and designed to help you succeed. Accurate and reliable, Concentrate guides go above and beyond, not only consolidating your learning but focusing your revision and maximising your potential.

  • Learn how to improve your performance in assessments - how to focus your revision, how to answer the question, and how to pick up extra marks
  • Written by experts and covering all the key topics so you can use alongside your textbook to consolidate notes and understanding, as well as approach your exams with confidence
  • Clear, concise, and easy-to-use, helping you get the most out of your revision
  • Full of learning features and tips to show you how best to impress your examiner
  • A wide array of accompanying online resources, including interactive key cases, self-test questions, and advice on revision and exam technique: www.oup.com/lawrevision/
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality and navigation features, as well as links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • A thorough general update of the text
  • Consideration of the legal background to the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union, the legal process through which the United Kingdom left the European Union and the key provisions of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020, and the foundation of the new relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom contained in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement 2020 as implemented by the European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020
  • Consideration of the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on Parliamentary Sovereignty and proposals for reform in the current political climate
  • Explanation of the key principle in the Supreme Court decision in R (on the application of Miller) v the Prime Minister [2019] 3 WLR 589; [2020] AC 373
  • The use of secondary legislation under the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984
  • The implications of the COVID 19 Pandemic on the operation of Parliament

About the Author(s)

Colin Faragher, Formerly Senior Lecturer in Law, University of West London

Colin Faragher is a former Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of West London. He is, and has been since April 2018, Director and Head of Public Law at Highfin Limited Solicitors in Central London.

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction to constitutional law
    2:Sources of constitutional law: constitutional conventions
    3:The rule of law
    4:The separation of powers
    5:Parliamentary government and the legislative process
    6:Parliamentary sovereignty
    7:The monarchy and the Royal Prerogative
    8:The executive: central, devolved, and local government
    9:European Union law and institutions
    10:Introduction to administrative law: the foundations and extent of judicial review
    11:Grounds for judicial review: illegality
    12:Grounds for judicial review: irrationality, proportionality, merits based judicial review, and the Human Rights Act 1998
    13:Grounds for judicial review: procedural impropriety, natural justice, and legitimate expectation
    14:Introduction to human rights in UK law
    15:Police powers, public order, and terrorism

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
The seventh edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by extensive online resources to take your learning further (www.oup.com/lawrevision/).

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:
- advice on revision and exam technique from experienced examiner Nigel Foster;
- a diagnostic test to help you pinpoint areas to focus your revision on;
- interactive glossary and key cases to help you revise key terminology, facts, and principles;
- multiple choice questions to test your knowledge; and
- outline answers to questions in the book.

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