Adam Perry and Farrah Ahmed: Constitutional Conventions and Legitimate Expectations – UK Constitutional Law Group

Posted October 18th, 2013 in constitutional law, news by tracey

“Courts and commentators have sometimes said the administrative law doctrine of legitimate expectations is incoherent. They say that the various ways of acquiring a legitimate expectation do not hang together; nothing unifies them. For example, Lord Brown in Paponette v Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago agreed with a commentator’s description of the doctrine of legitimate expectations as a mere ‘patchwork’ and ‘little more than a mechanism to dispense palm-tree justice’. Both Richard Clayton and Mark Elliott have in the past favoured the ‘disaggregation’ of the doctrine.”

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UK Constitutional Law Group, 18th October 2013