By H.W.R. Wade & C.F. Forsyth
Wade & Forsyth's Administrative Law provides a comprehensive and perceptive account of the principles of judicial review and a sketch of the administrative arrangements of the United Kingdom. Since publication of the first edition in 1961, Administrative Law has established itself amongst the foremost rank of legal textbooks, and is frequently cited with approval in the higher courts.
In the tenth edition, Christopher Forsyth has brought this classic account of administrative law fully up to date in light of recent case law and legislation, especially regarding the continuing transformation of this branch of the law by the Human Rights Act 1998.
The book's clarity of exposition makes it accessible to the student approaching the subject for the first time, whilst its breadth of coverage and perceptive insight ensure its value to all interested in this field, academics and practitioners alike.
New to this edition
- Fully updated to cover all relevant developments since publication of the last edition, to ensure the book remains a thoroughly contemporary and reliable resource
- There are new sections detailing the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on administrative law. Topics covered include the extent to which the Act applies when private bodies perform functions for public bodies, the emergence of the 'structured proportionality' test and the principles governing the award of damages for breach of human rights
- All new developments in classical administrative law are also covered including discussion of the doctrine of material error of fact as a ground of judicial review, and the latest developments in the doctrine of legitimate expectations
- The latest developments in the procedural law that underpins every application for judicial review are fully discussed, including new sections on advisory declarations, interim injunctions, costs, and protective costs orders
Part I. Introduction1: Introduction2: Constitutional foundations of the powers of the courts
Part II. Authorities and functions3: The central government4: Local and devolved government5: Public corporations, privatisation and regulation
Part III. European influences6: Incorporation of European law
Part IV. Powers and jurisdiction7.: Legal nature of powers8.: Jurisdiction over fact and law9.: Problems of invalidity
Part V. Discretionary power10.: Retention of discretion11.: Abuse of discretion
Part VI. Natural justice12.: Natural justice and legal justice13.: The rule against bias14.: The right to a fair hearing
Part VII. Remedies and liability15.: Ordinary remedies16.: Prerogative remedies17.: Boundaries of judicial review18.: Procedure of judicial review19.: Restrictions of remedies20.: Liability of public authorities21.: Crown proceedings
Part VIII. Administrative legislation and adjudication22.: Delegated legislation23.: Statutory tribunals24.: Statutory inquiries