R v Lord Chancellor, ex parte Witham

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtQueen's Bench Division
Judgment Date1997
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  • Judicial Deference under the Human Rights Act
    • United Kingdom
    • The Modern Law Review Nbr. 65-6, November 2002
    • 1 November 2002
    ...proportionality test more70 RvSecretary of State for the Home Department, ex p Leech (No 2) [1994] QB 198; RvLordChancellor, ex p Witham [1998] QB 575; RvMinistry of Defence, ex p Smith [1996] QB 517; RvSecretary of State for Social Security, ex p JCWI [1996] 4 All ER 385, 400–402 per Simon......
  • Disposing of Dicey: From Legal Autonomy to Constitutional Discourse?
    • United Kingdom
    • Political Studies Nbr. 48-2, May 2000
    • 1 May 2000
    ...legal system but require statutory authority.53 R v Home Secretary ex p. Leech [1994] QB 198, R v Lord Chancellor ex p. Witham [1997] 2 All ER 779 (rightof access to the court, ECHR Art 6(1)); R v Ministry of Defence ex p. Smith [1996] 1 All ER 257 (right ofhomosexuals to work in the armed ......
  • Nationalism and the Pathology of Legal Systems: Considering the Quebec Secession Reference and its Lessons for the United Kingdom
    • United Kingdom
    • The Modern Law Review Nbr. 62-3, May 1999
    • 1 May 1999
    ...the Home Department, ex p Leech (No 2) [1994] QB 198; RvMinister ofDefence, ex p Smith [1996] QB 517; RvLord Chancellor, ex p Witham [1997] 2 All ER 779; RvHome Secretary, ex p Pierson [1998] AC 539. In general, T.R.S. Allen, ‘Constitutional Rights andCommon Law’ (1991) 11 OJLS 453; S. Sedl......
  • The Human Rights Act, ‘Horizontal Effect’ and the Common Law: a Bang or a Whimper?
    • United Kingdom
    • The Modern Law Review Nbr. 62-6, November 1999
    • 1 November 1999
    ...1 AC 1 and for an emphatic recent example of insistence on theimportance of this right, RvLord Chancellor’s Department, ex p Witham [1997] 2 All ER 779.145 That judges do not at present accept any general obligation to have regard to Article 8 whenconsidering common law claims raising priva......
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