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Constitutional and Administrative Law – 12th Edition


Author: Neil Parpworth
Publication date: April 2022
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages: 648
ISBN: 9780192856579

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Constitutional and Administrative Law guides readers through the key principles of public law, examining significant cases and recent developments along the way. The book’s broad coverage is presented in a concise and easy-to-read format, while chapter summaries and self-test questions help reinforce knowledge. Highly praised by students and lecturers alike, Constitutional and Administrative Law is a must for undergraduates of all levels.


  • The concise and approachable writing style allows students to easily understand the foundations of public law
  • Debate is introduced through short extracts and brief summaries which get to the heart of key issues
  • Self-test questions develop students’ understanding of the subject
  • Extensive further reading suggestions enable students to supplement their knowledge and widen their understanding
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • Thoroughly updated to cover all the latest developments in public law, including two Supreme Court decisions on the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament
  • Analysis of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act (2018), as amended, the status of retained EU law in domestic legislation after Brexit, as well as the ability of certain courts to diverge from decisions of the Court of Justice of the EU
  • Consideration of the significance of the Northern Ireland Protocol and the legal challenge brought against it in Allister v Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (2021)
  • Updated coverage of judicial review, including the proposed reforms to quashing orders in the Judicial Review and Courts Bill


Part I: Fundamental Principles of the Constitution
1:The meaning of a constitution
2:Separation of powers
3:Rule of law
4:The legislative supremacy of Parliament
Part II: The Institutional Framework of the Constitution
6:The European Union
7:The structure of the United Kingdom and devolution
Part III: Sources of the Constitution
8:Primary and secondary legislation
9:EU law
10:Constitutional conventions
11:Judge-made law
12:The royal prerogative
Part IV: Judicial Review of Administrative Action
13:The nature of judicial review
14:The grounds for judicial review
15:Judicial review remedies
Part V: Alternative Means of Redress
16:Tribunals, inquiries, and the ombudsmen remedy
Part VI: Civil Liberties
17:Freedoms and liberties in the United Kingdom
18:Freedom of expression
19:Police powers
20:Freedom of assembly and public order