Sir William Wade QC

Sir David Williams

in The Golden Metwand and the Crooked Cord

Published in print February 1998 | ISBN: 9780198264699
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682766 | DOI:
Sir William Wade QC

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law


Show Summary Details


This chapter discusses the contributions of H. W. R. Wade to the development of administrative law. In 1961 the first edition of Administrative Law appeared, presented ‘in the form of a general discussion rather than in the cut-and-dried form of a textbook’. It has become one of the outstanding legal works of this century, and it continues, now in the 7th edition (Wade and Forsyth), to offer a wealth of material on public authorities and functions subordinate legislation, tribunals and inquiries, and judicial review of the executive, with reference to relevant comparative material and presented with a sharp awareness of the wider constitutional context. Not content with the labour of preparing for successive editions, Professor Wade has produced many articles, some based on special lectures — all presented with characteristic clarity and trenchancy. The breadth of Wade's interests and contributions in public law could also be illustrated in many ways, most vividly, perhaps, by reference to an overriding theme in so much of his work-namely, that of fairness and propriety.

Keywords: administrative law; administrative lawyers; H. W. R. Wade; public law

Chapter.  7511 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.