Hilaire Barnett’s Constitutional and Administrative Law has provided generations of students with reliable, accessible and comprehensive coverage of the Public Law syllabus. Mapped to the common course outline, the 13th Edition equips students with an understanding of the UK constitution’s past, present and future by analysing and illustrating the political and socio-historical contexts which have shaped the major rules and principles of constitutional and administrative law, as well as on-going constitutional reform.
This edition has been fully updated and includes discussion of the implications of the United Kingdom's potential withdrawal from the European Union on the constitution, including the impact on the legislative supremacy of Parliament and the relationship between EU and domestic law after departure. Developments on the negotiations of the future relationship between the UK and the EU will be discussed in updates to the Companion Website.
Ideal for students studying constitutional and administrative law for the first time, this book offers clear explanations of the challenging concepts and legal rules in public law.
1. Preface; 2. Table of Cases; 3. Table of UK and International Legislation; 4. Table of Statutory Instruments; 5. Table of Decisions, Directives, Regulations, Treaties and Conventions; 6. PART 1 GENERAL INTRODUCTION; 7. 1 Introducing Constitutional Law; 8. 2 Sources of the Constitution; 9. PART 2 FUNDAMENTAL CONSTITUTIONAL CONCEPTS; 10. 3 The Rule of Law; 11. 4 The Separation of Powers; 12. 5 The Royal Prerogative; 13. 6 Parliamentary Sovereignty; 14. PART 3 THE EUROPEAN UNION; 15. PREFACE TO PART 3; 16. 7 Structure, Institutions and sources of law of the European Union; 17. 8 European Union Law and National Law; 18. PART 4 CENTRAL, REGIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT; 19. 9 Central Government; 20. 10 Ministerial Responsibility; 21. 11 Devolution and Local Government; 22. PART 5 PARLIAMENT; 23. 12 The Electoral System; 24. 13 Introduction to the House of Commons; 25. 14 The Legislative Process; 26. 15 Scrutiny of the Executive; 27. 16 The House of Lords; 28. 17 Parliamentary Privilege; 29. PART 6 THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE STATE; 30. 18 The Protection of Human Rights; 31. 19 Freedom of Expression and Privacy; 32. 20 Freedom of Association and Assembly; 33. 22 State Security; 34. PART 7 JUDGES AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM; 35. 22 Judges and the English Legal System; 36. PART 8 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW; 37. 23 Judicial Review: Introduction, Jurisdiction and Procedure; 38. 24 Grounds for Judicial Review I: The Substantive Grounds for Judicial Review; 39. 25 Grounds for Judicial Review II: Procedural Impropriety; 40. 26 Tribunals and Inquiries; 41. 27 Commissioners for Administration: Ombudsmen; 42. Bibliography; 43. Index