The UK Supreme Court Yearbook, Volume 6: Legal Year 2014-15
05 Friday Feb 2016
Appellate Press Ltd
Available: online and in-store at Wildy & Sons Ltd.
About the UK Supreme Court Yearbook
The UK Supreme Court Yearbook critically reviews the jurisprudence of the UK Supreme Court each legal year and publishes an array of articles concerning institutional and jurisprudential aspects of the Court by leading commentators, including the Justices of the Court, former Law Lords and judges from highest appellate courts internationally.
About Volume 6 of the UK Supreme Court Yearbook
Volume 6 is a valuable resource for academics and practitioners. With 40 individual articles spanning over 437 pages, it keeps the reader abreast of the developments in their field and other subjects by the UK Supreme Court in 86 judgments during the 2014-15 legal year.
Now in its sixth year (together with the UK Supreme Court), the UK Supreme Court Yearbook continues its traditional style of publication in five parts as follows.
- Part I of the Yearbook comprises a collection of thought-provoking articles on a range of issues important to the UK Supreme Court, both in the particularity of its day-to-day business and its broader positioning in the UK legal order. The first two articles are from quite possibly the most authoritative people who could speak about the Yearbook—i.e., the President and Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court.
- Part II of the Yearbook contains a symposium of five articles on ‘Private Law in the UK Supreme Court’ from leading commentators, including two preeminent former Law Lords in private law, Lord Hoffmann and Lord Millett.
- In Part III of the Yearbook, established academics and practitioners reflect on emerging trends in the Court’s annual jurisprudence in six areas: Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure; European Dimensions; Family Law; Human Rights Law; Jurisdiction and Devolution; and Private Law.
- Part IV contains 19 overviews that analyse the distinctive contributions made by the Court in specific subjects in the 2014-15 legal year.
- Part V of the Yearbook gives a statistical breakdown the Court’s jurisprudence for the 2014-15 legal year set against the statistical breakdown from previous years, as well as the composition of the Court in that year, including ad hoc.
Volume 6 of the UK Supreme Court Yearbook also contains two Forewords – one for the overall volume and a second for the Private Law symposium in Part II – the first by Professor Sir David Edward and the second by Professors John Goldberg and Henry Smith (Harvard Law School). The Yearbook was formally launched at the House of Lords at Westminster on 1 December 2015. Professor the Lord Norton of Louth gave the UKSCY Annual Lecture 2015 on the topic of his excellent contribution in Volume 6 of the UK Supreme Yearbook, titled ‘Parliament and the Courts: Strangers, Foes or Friends?’, which considers a range of interesting issues including the impact that the creation of an independent Supreme Court has had on the ‘remainder’ of the House of Lords.
Introduction by Daniel Clarry and Christopher Sargeant, ‘Turning Over a New Leaf in the House of Lords’
Foreword by The Rt Hon Sir David Edward KCMG QC FRSE, ‘Scotland’s Magna Carta: The Claim of Right and the Common Law’
Part I: Commentary and Reflections
The Rt Hon the Lord Neuberger PC QC, ‘Judge not, that ye be not judged’: Judging Judicial Decision-Making
The Rt Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond, DBE PC QC FBA, ‘The UK Supreme Court in the UK Constitution’
Professor the Lord Norton of Louth, ‘Parliament and the Courts: Strangers, Foes or Friends?’
The Rt Hon Sir Jack Beatson FBA, ‘The New Model Judiciary and the Other Two Branches of State’
The Hon Justice Mark Leeming, ‘Ministerial Override Certificates and the Law/Fact Distinction – A Comparison Between Australia and the United Kingdom’
Philip Cayford QC, ‘Wyatt v Vince – Climate Change in the Family Division?’
Professor Penny Darbyshire, ‘The UK Supreme Court – Is there Anything Left to Think About?’
Part II: Private Law in the UK Supreme Court
Foreword by Professors John Goldberg and Henry Smith (Harvard Law School)
The Rt Hon the Lord Hoffmann PC QC, ‘Constitutionalism and the Private Law’
The Rt Hon Lord Millett PC QC, ‘The Common Lawyer and the Chancery Practitioner’
The Hon Justice James Edelman, ‘Understanding Tracing Rules’
Professor Graham Virgo, ‘Judicial Discretion in the UK Supreme Court’
Associate Professor James Goudkamp, ‘The Doctrine of Illegality: A Private Law Hydra’
Part III: Thematic Analyses
Six articles on emerging trends in the recent jurisprudence of the UK Supreme Court in ‘Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure’, ‘European Dimensions’, ‘Family Law’, ‘Human Rights Law’, ‘Jurisdiction and Devolution’ and ‘Private Law’.
Part IV: Overviews
Nineteen overviews on subjects ranging from Human Rights to Tax Law, which examine every decision of the UK Supreme Court for the 2014-15 legal year and the jurisprudential developments made by those decisions in the relevant legal subject.
Part V: Composition of the Court and Statistics
How to purchase a hardbound copy for only £40
Volume 6 of the UK Supreme Court Yearbook is available to purchase in hardbound (437 pages) online and in-store at Wildy & Sons Ltd.
How to contribute to Volume 7 of the UK Supreme Court Yearbook
We would be happy to receive expressions of interest to write long or short articles for Volume 7 of the UK Supreme Court Yearbook, which is scheduled for publication in December 2016. In particular, we would be very pleased to hear from established practitioners in certain subjects of law to write short Overviews of approximately 800-1,000 words on the UK Supreme Court’s jurisprudence for the 2015-16 legal year (for Part IV) or longer Thematic Analyses articles of 3-5,000 words in length on trends arising out of the Court’s jurisprudence in the 2015-16 legal year.
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