W(h)ither Public Law?
Until the 1960s, the UK lacked a system of public (administrative) law. Lord Diplock regarded its subsequent creation as “the greatest achievement of [his] judicial lifetime.” Professor Stirton challenges this view. Public law, he argues, has failed. It operates mainly as a system of ‘top-down’ constraints, in the manner of Bentham’s ‘Securities Against Misrule’, paying little heed not just to the interests of those affected by administrative action, but also to the needs of good administration.
Chowen Lecture Theatre
Brighton and Sussex Medical School
University of Sussex Campus
This is a free, open lecture – everyone is welcome, but numbers are limited.