Judicial Review and the Prerogative Powers of the Crown

Brigid Hadfield

in The Nature of the Crown

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780198262732
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682407 | DOI:
Judicial Review and the Prerogative Powers of the Crown

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This chapter looks at the prerogative powers and judicial scrutiny of the Crown in Great Britain. It traces the development of the courts' willingness to extend the net of review over the power of central government, including the powers exercised by virtue of prerogative. It suggests that the history of the Crown and the court can be summarized into four main steps. These include the courts' adoption of a narrow basis of review, the courts' acceptance of their ability to reviews of a body established under prerogative powers, and the precise definition of prerogative powers.

Keywords: prerogative powers; judicial review; courts; central government

Chapter.  18099 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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