Illegality Review | Cases

Failure to Exercise Discretion

R (Corner House Research) v Serious Fraud Office [2008] UKHL 60; [2009] 1 AC 756

Delegation

Carltona v Commissioners of Works [1943] 2 All ER 560

Barnard v National Dock Labour Board [1953] 2 QB 18

Castle v Crown Prosecution Service [2014] EWHC 587

Fettering of Discretion

R v Port of London Authority, Ex parte Kynoch Ltd. [1919] 1 K.B. 176

British Oxygen Co v Minster of Technology [1971] AC 610

R v Environment Secretary, Ex parte Brent LBC [1982] QB 593

R (Elias) v Defence Secretary [2006] EWCA Civ 1293; [2006] 1 WLR 3213

R (Purdy) v Director of Public Prosecutions [2009] UKHL 45; [2010] 1 AC 345

R (Sandiford) v Foreign Secretary [2014] UKSC 44

Abuse of Discretion

Improper Purposes

Padfield v Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food [1968] AC 997

Wheeler v Leicester City Council [1985] AC 1054

R v Lewisham LBC, Ex parte Shell UK Ltd [1988] 1 All 938

R v Foreign Secretary, Ex parte World Development Movement Ltd [1995] 1 WLR 386

Relevant/Irrelevant Considerations

Education Secretary v Tameside BC [1977] AC 1014

Bromley LBC v Greater London Council [1983] 1 AC 768

R v London Transport Executive, ex p GLC [1983] QB 484

Tesco Stores v Environment Secretary [1995] 1 WLR 759

R v Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, Ex parte Balchin [1997] JPL 917

R (Abbasi) v Foreign Secretary [2002] EWCA Civ 1598

Review of Policy

R (Samuel Smith Old Brewery) v North Yorkshire CC [2020] UKSC 3

R (A) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] UKSC 37

Public Law