R v Devon County Council, ex parte G

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtHouse of Lords
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18 cases
  • Axis Intl v Civil Aviation Auth
    • Cayman Islands
    • Court of Appeal (Cayman Islands)
    • 26 March 2014
    ...Lloyd”s Rep. 241, followed. (9) Davies v. PrathENR(1855), 17 C.B. 183; 139 E.R. 1039, referred to. (10) Devon County Council v. George, [1989] A.C. 573; [1988] 3 W.L.R. 1386; [1988] 3 All E.R. 1002; [1989] 1 FLR 146, distinguished. (11) Edinburgh City Council v. Revival Properties Ltd., [19......
  • R Mavalon Care Ltd and Others v Pembrokeshire County Council
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 16 December 2011
    ...by Lord Diplock in the GCHQ case [1985] AC 374, 410 (although note the criticism of the use of "irrational" in R v Devon CC ex parte G [1989] AC 573, 577). There may be cases in which the presence of irrelevant considerations, impropriety of purpose, or another public law error is not fatal......
  • Butler v HM Coroner for the Black County District
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 21 January 2010
    ...the question to be decided could have arrived at it”. Its use has, however, been criticised by Lord Donaldson MR in R v Devon CC, ex p. G [1989] AC 573, 577 who stated that it is widely misunderstood as casting doubt on the mental capacity of the decision-maker: see also Wade & Forsyth's Ad......
  • R SG v London Borough of Haringey
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 4 August 2015
    ...better understood as being an exercise in judgment and not discretion, and he also relies on the well-known passage of Lord Keith in R v Devon County Council, ex p G [1989] 1 AC 573 at 604E. 4. In the absence of any express mention of a duty there really is he argues effectively an implied ......
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1 books & journal articles
  • Any Excuse for Certainty: English Perspectives on the Defence of ‘Reasonable Excuse’
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Journal of Criminal Law, The No. 74-5, October 2010
    • 1 October 2010
    ...that this is something of a lowthreshold for a decision to pass as Lord Donaldson MR in R v Devon County Council,ex p. George [1988] 3 WLR 1386, [1989] AC 573 states that a finding of irrationalitywill involve a decision that actually casts doubt as to the mental state of 61 R v G [2009] UK......

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