Recent years have seen a quiet revolution take place in public law challenges to decisions of public prosecuting bodies, such as the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Serious Fraud Office (SFO). After a long line of authorities in which the courts took a restrictive approach to such claims, a spate of cases and European legislation, the availability of judicial review in this area began to open up after 2010.Read More
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The New British Constitution is written with the rare combination of erudition and elegance that places it firmly in the tradition of Dicey and Bagehot. After four decades of observing and writing about constitutional affairs, Bogdanor has become part of the constitutional furniture. Baroness Helena Kennedy QC once noted that “laws are the autobiography of the nation”. If so, then they have a fine biographer in Professor Bogdanor (This article was first published in the journal Judicial Review in 2009).Read More