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Fiduciary Duty in Public Law

Martin Loughlin

in Legality and Locality

Published in print August 1996 | ISBN: 9780198260158
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682049 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260158.003.0005
Fiduciary Duty in Public Law

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This chapter discusses the doctrine of fiduciary duty which the local authority owes to its ratepayers. It considers the nature and development of this fiduciary concept and yields valuable insights into the role of the judiciary in supervising local authority action and in policing political relationships and amongst local interests.

Keywords: fiduciary duty; local authority; ratepayers; judiciary; political relationships

Chapter.  31770 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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