Philip Murray: Natural Justice at the Boundaries of Public Law – UK Constitutional Law Group

Posted November 21st, 2013 in civil justice, constitutional law, contracts, news by sally

“The intention of this post is a simple one: to assess the ways in which natural justice arguments have historically been raised in private law proceedings. By ‘natural justice’ I mean those common law principles requiring a fair procedure and an unbiased tribunal when powers are exercised. Ordinarily, of course, natural justice arguments arise in judicial review proceedings against public bodies in the Administrative Court or Upper Tribunal, usually when those bodies are exercising a statutory power. But to what extent can it be argued that a private body, in its private relations with private individuals, has acted unlawfully by making decisions in a procedurally unfair manner?”

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UK Constitutional Law Group, 21st November 2013