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Public Law
Public Law
Practice Area: Administrative Law
Product ID: 0033-35BV
Published by: Sweet & Maxwell
Last Release: Jul 2018 / Next Release: Oct 2018
Subscription Information: 4 Issues a year, Any Time Start
Format: Journal, Hardback
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Since its creation in 1956 Public Law has been, and continues to be, the leading forum for information and debate in the constantly evolving area of law and government.
Digests and commentary on cases and legislation ensure the reader is fully up-to-date with recent developments, while scholarly articles explore leading issues in depth. It is indispensable for both practitioners and those involved with the study of constitutional and administrative law in the UK and abroad.

  • Topical commentary on recent developments
  • Digests of decisions and legislation
  • Authoritative articles by leading scholars and practitioners
  • Reviews and listings of articles and publications of interest

Recent issues of Public Law have contained papers of interest to a very wide range of readers, as well as a range of analysis pieces. Notable among them are:

  • Suzanne Bouclin - Regulating Sex Work in Canada
  • Tony Bradley - The Damian Green Affair – All’s Well That ends Well?
  • Sam McIntosh - R(Humberstone) v Legal Services Commission (The Lord Chancellor intervening)
  • Mary Rogan - Prisoners’ rights and the separation of powers: comparing approaches in Ireland, Scotland and England and Wales
  • Michael Blackwell - Old Boys’ Networks, Family Connections and the English Legal Profession
  • James Goodwin - The Last Defence of Wednesbury
  • Helen Fenwick - The Human Rights Act or a British Bill of Rights: creating a down-grading recalibration of rights against the counter-terror backdrop?
  • Phillip Johnson - What can the press really say? Contempt of Court and the Reporting of Parliamentary Proceedings
  • Amy Ludlow - Contestability & Competition in Action: Restructuring the prison sector to achieve workforce and industrial change
  • Yap Po Jen - Defending Dialogue
  • The Editor of PUBLIC LAW welcomes enquiries from intending contributors about items that may be suitable for publication, whether as Articles (generally no more than 9,500 words), or as Analysis Pieces (normally up to 4,000 words in length) - word count includes footnotes.
  • Submission of Articles or other contributions will be held to imply that they contain original unpublished work and are not being submitted for publication elsewhere. No liability is accepted for loss or damage to material submitted.
  • The Editor requests that submissions be made via email. A style sheet is available on request.
  • Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript arabic numerals. Wherever relevant and appropriate, reference should be made in footnotes to previous articles that have appeared in PUBLIC LAW.
  • Authors should provide the biographical information in the form in which they wish it to appear in PUBLIC LAW.
  • Proofs will be sent to authors who undertake to check them and return them without delay.
  • Copyright in all pieces accepted for publication remains with the contributors, and the publishers acquire publication rights. If all or any part of an Analysis Piece or Article is reproduced elsewhere, the author should acknowledge PUBLIC LAW as the original place of publication.

Maurice Sunkin
Of the Middle Temple, Professor of Public Law and Socio Legal Studies, University of Essex.

Book Review Editor   
Jo Eric Khushal Murkens
Senior Lecturer, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Current Survey Editor   
David Mead
Professor of UK Human Rights Law, University of East Anglia.

International Survey Editor  
Richard Cornes
Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, Associate Member, Landmark Chambers, London.

Editorial Assistant    
Chris McCartney

Sir Louis Blom-Cooper, Q.C.
Of the Middle Temple.

Paul Craig, Q.C.
Professor of Law in the University of Oxford and Fellow of St John’s College.

Terence Daintith
Of Lincoln’s Inn, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of London.

Gavin Drewry
Emeritus Professor of Public Administration, University of London.

Evelyn Ellis
Of the Middle Temple, Emeritus Professor of Public Law, University of Birmingham.

Roger Errera
Conseiller d’Etat (hon.), Former Member of the Conseil supérieur de la magistrature.

Andrew Le Sueur
Of the Middle Temple, Professor of Constitutional Justice at the University of Essex.

Lord Lester of Herne Hill, Q.C.
Of Lincoln’s Inn.

The Honourable Mr Justice Lewis, Justice of the High Court of England and Wales assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division

Aileen McColgan
Of Lincoln’s Inn, Professor of Human Rights Law, King’s College London.

Gillian S. Morris
Of the Inner Temple, Honorary Professor, Faculty of Laws, University College London.

Colin Munro
Emeritus Professor of Constitutional Law,University of Edinburgh.

Danny Nicol
Professor of Public Law,University of Westminster.

Dr Jeff King
Senior Lecturer in Law, UCL

Adam Tomkins
John Millar Professor of Public Law,University of Glasgow.

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