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First Group v Paulley: Towards Accessible and Inclusive Public Transport?

First Group v Paulley: Towards Accessible and Inclusive Public Transport?

First Group Bus v Paulley is the first UK Supreme Court (or House of Lords) case on reasonable adjustments in ...
After Miller: Legislating for Constitutional and Democratic Legitimacy

After Miller: Legislating for Constitutional and Democratic Legitimacy

In Miller, the Supreme Court ruled by majority that ministers have no prerogative power to invoke article 50(2) of ...
The Law Commission’s Consultation on the Protection of Official Data

The Law Commission’s Consultation on the Protection of Official Data

The recent publication of the Law Commission’s consultation paper The Protection of Official Data has generated a ...
The EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Bargaining Chips on the Commons Table

The EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Bargaining Chips on the Commons Table

On 8th February, the  EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill passed Third Reading in the House of Commons, by 494 ...
What’s in a name? The criminal implications of pleasantries

What’s in a name? The criminal implications of pleasantries

In September a new batch of research assistants started at the Law Commission in London. Having collected them ...
Miller, the European Union Withdrawal Bill, and the Non-explanatory Notes

Miller, the European Union Withdrawal Bill, and the Non-explanatory Notes

In her blog posting of January 24th 2017 about the decision of the Supreme Court in the Miller case, Professor ...
What kind of extremist will you be?

What kind of extremist will you be?

The UK Government’s procedure for identifying ‘dangerous extremists’ has come under legal scrutiny (at long last) ...
UK Supreme Court Rules in Brexit Case

UK Supreme Court Rules in Brexit Case

On 24 January 2017, the UK Supreme Court ruled in the case Miller and Dos Santos vs. Secretary of State for ...
The Majority Judgment in Miller: Vulnerable but Defensible

The Majority Judgment in Miller: Vulnerable but Defensible

The UK Supreme Court concluded yesterday, by an 8–3 majority, that legislation is needed for Article 50 to be ...
Miller: A Vital Reaffirmation of Parliamentary Sovereignty

Miller: A Vital Reaffirmation of Parliamentary Sovereignty

In a ringing defence of the power of Parliament against the executive, the Supreme Court today held that the ...
What to Expecting When You Are Expecting Brexit?

What to Expecting When You Are Expecting Brexit?

The UK Supreme Court is expected to deliver a decision on the case Miller and Dos Santos vs. Secretary of State ...
Work of Oxford Pro Bono Publico for UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention receives Supreme Court backing

Work of Oxford Pro Bono Publico for UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention receives Supreme Court backing

After a record long gestation period the Supreme Court today handed down its judgment in Belhaj v Jack Straw & ...

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