Alison L. Young: Fact/Law – a Flawed Distinction? – UK Constitutional Law Group

Posted May 21st, 2013 in civil justice, criminal injuries compensation, news, Supreme Court, VAT by sally

“If prizes were awarded to ‘Distinctions in English law’, then a good contender for the ‘lifetime achievement’ award would be the distinction between ‘law’ and ‘fact’. Whilst adventurers have their Swiss Army knife, and the Dr has his sonic screwdriver, lawyers have the multi-purpose malleable ‘law/fact’ distinction which is just as capable of opening or closing avenues of review, or providing a deus ex machina ‘get out of jail free’ card – or so a perusal of two recent decisions of the Supreme Court might have us believe.”

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UK Constitutional Law Group 21st May 2013