R v Ministry of Defence, ex parte Walker

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
JudgeLORD SLYNN OF HADLEY,LORD NICHOLLS OF BIRKENHEAD,LORD HOFFMANN,LORD SAVILLE OF NEWDIGATE,LORD HOBHOUSE OF WOODBOROUGH
Judgment Date06 April 2000
Judgment citation (vLex)[2000] UKHL J0406-1
Date06 April 2000
CourtHouse of Lords
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42 cases
  • R (Association of British Civilian Internees Far Eastern Region) v Secretary of State for Defence
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 3 April 2003
    ...to compensation from their home countries. But its failure to do so was not irrational. 43 It is instructive to consider R v Ministry of Defence ex p Walker [2000] 1 WLR 806, which bears some similarities to the present case. The House of Lords rejected an argument that the differential tr......
  • The United Policyholders Group and Others v Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago)
    • United Kingdom
    • Privy Council
    • 28 June 2016
    ...them. 85 The principle has since been recognised as "well-established" in the House of Lords, but without detailed argument: see R v Ministry of Defence, Ex p Walker [2000] 1 WLR 806; R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, Ex p Zeqiri [2002] UKHL 3; [2002] Imm AR 296 para 44; R ......
  • R (JD Wetherspoon Plc) v Guildford Borough Council
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 11 April 2006
    ...and will consider whether a policy document has been misinterpreted or whether the interpretation involves an error in law ( R v Ministry of Defence, ex p Walker [2000] 1 WLR 806, 810) or is not reasonably open to the authority in question. Such documents are, however, not ( ex p Ozminnos a......
  • Li Shuk Fan v The Director Of Immigration
    • Hong Kong
    • Court of Final Appeal (Hong Kong)
    • 10 January 2002
    ...the public authority, subject to the application of the Wednesbury unreasonableness test. In R v. Ministry of Defence, Ex parte Walker [2000] 1 WLR 806, Lord Slynn of Hadley, speaking with reference to the phrase "military activity" in the government compensation scheme said (at "If I had c......
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3 books & journal articles
  • Murder as an Offence under English Law
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Journal of Criminal Law, The No. 68-4, August 2004
    • 1 August 2004
    ...s. 63B; and s. 63Cmight apply where any of the passengers are UK nationals, but neither of theseprovisions was in force at the time.47 [2000] 2 All ER 917.The Journal of Criminal encouragement provided by an accomplice within England cannotmake that accomplice guilty of murder in England; b......
  • United Kingdom Military Law: Autonomy, Civilianisation, Juridification
    • United Kingdom
    • Wiley The Modern Law Review No. 65-1, January 2002
    • 1 January 2002
    ...and (f) chemical warfare experiments at Porton Down; see TheGuardian, 29 November 2000. See also RvMinistry of Defence, ex parte Walker [2000] 1 WLR 806(HL), an unsuccessful judicial review challenge to a government refusal to award, in respect to aninjury inflicted by local irregulars on a......
  • Substantive legitimate expectations in Australian administrative law.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 32 No. 2, August 2008
    • 1 August 2008
    ...times by the House of Lords either with tacit approval or without adverse comment: see, eg, R v Ministry of Defence; Ex parte Walker [2000] 2 All ER 917,924 (Lord Slynn); R v East Sussex County Council; Ex parte Reprotech (Pebsham) Ltd [2002] 4 All ER 58, 66 (Lord Hoffmann) ('Reprotech'); R......

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