Separation of Powers in UK Law

  • Wilson v First County Trust Ltd (No 2)
    • House of Lords
    • 10 July 2003
    ....... . 29 The court's powers under section 127(1) are subject to significant qualification in two types ... principle, which is to maintain the rule of law and the separation of powers. . . 36 In the present case the essence of the ......
  • R (on the application of Anderson) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
    • House of Lords
    • 25 November 2002
    ...... become increasingly difficult to reconcile with the notion of separation of powers between the executive and the judiciary, a notion which has ......
  • Secretary of State for the Home Department v Rehman
    • House of Lords
    • 11 October 2001
    ......, terrorism and sabotage, from the activities of agents of foreign powers and from actions intended to overthrow or undermine parliamentary ...These arise from the principle of the separation of powers. The Commission is a court, a member of the judicial branch of ......
  • Boyce et Al v R
    • Privy Council
    • 07 July 2004
    ...... in its results and would have been ultra vires the statutory powers under which the order in council was made. It follows that it must be ... The separation of powers . . 68 Finally Mr Starmer submitted ......
  • Matthew v Trinidad and Tobago
    • Privy Council
    • 07 July 2004
    ...... Act 1976 Chapter 1:01 or to comply with the principle of the separation of powers. . . 9 The same submissions were advanced in the ......
  • Thomas and Another v Baptiste and Others
    • Privy Council
    • 17 March 1999
    ...... absence of either a written constitution or a doctrine of the separation of powers and at a time when a sovereign legislature was in the habit of ......
  • R (on the Application of Cart) v Upper Tribunal [Sup Ct]
    • Supreme Court
    • 22 June 2011
    ......The satisfactory operation of the separation of powers requires that Parliament should leave the judges free to perform ......
  • R v Lyons ; R v Parnes ; R v Ronson ; R v Saunders (No 3)
    • House of Lords
    • 14 November 2002
    ......"An answer given by a person to a question put to him in exercise of powers conferred by this section … may be used in evidence against him" . ...The domestic constitution is based upon the separation of powers. In domestic law, the courts are obliged to give effect to the ......
  • R (Corner House Research and Another) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office
    • House of Lords
    • 30 July 2008
    ...... notice and questioned why the pursuit by the SFO of its independent powers of investigation could properly be regarded as a breach of confidentiality ... Minister's representations, with due regard to the need for separation between law and policy. The Director did not attend this meeting and did ......
  • R (Miller and Another) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union; Re McCord's application
    • Supreme Court
    • 24 January 2017
    ...... years, the EEC expanded from nine to 28 member states, extended its powers or "competences", merged with the associated organisations, and changed ... "It is a feature of the peculiarly British conception of the separation of powers that Parliament, the executive and the courts each have their ......
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