The sixth edition of Textbook on Administrative Law has been substantially rewritten to provide a concise and topical account of this fast-moving area of law. The guiding theme for this acclaimed textbook is how accountability is achieved through a 'grievance chain' comprising Parliament, informal methods of dispute resolution, ombudsmen, tribunals, and particularly, by the courts through judicial review. This edition remains as accessible as ever, fully exploring the core areas of the subject and setting them in a contextual framework. In addition to wide-spread recognition as an invaluable core text for LLB and CPE students, Leyland and Anthony is a stimulating introduction to administrative law for postgraduates and for non-law undergraduates with an interest in the field.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction, theory and history; 2. Constitutional concepts and executive power; 3. The modern administrative state; 4. European Union Law; 5. The general issue of accountability: the role of Parliament and MPs; 6. 'The Ombudsman principle'; 7. Dispute resolution in the administrative state: tribunals and inquiries; 8. Administrative law and human rights; 9. Introduction to judicial review; 10. Illegality I; 11. Illegality II; 12. Wednesbury unreasonableness/irrationality, proportionality and equality; 13. Legitimate expectations; 14. Procedural impropriety I: statutory requirements; 15. Procedural impropriety II: the development of the rules of natural justice/fairness; 16. Procedural impropriety III: the requirements of natural justice/fairness; 17. Express and implied limits on judicial review: ouster and time limit clauses, the prerogative power, public interest immunity; 18. Filter mechanisms: rationing the remedies available; 19. The remedies; 20. Contracting and public bodies; 21. Public authority liability in tort; 22. Administrative law facing the future
Peter Leyland is Professor of Public Law at London Metropolitan University, and Professorial Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has published widely in the field of law and comparative public law. Gordon Anthony is Senior Lecturer in Law at Queen's University, Belfast. He has published widely in the field of public law.