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Email

jrb222@cam.ac.uk
BCL (distinction) BA Jurisprudence (first class)
College Lecturer and Fellow (St John's College); Affiliated Lecturer

Interests

My primary research interest is the law of common law judicial review. My current research is focused on the 'architecture' of this legal area, and on the question of whether that architecture is characterised by a concern with constraining legal power and not with conferring individual rights. I am interested, more broadly, in issues of UK public law, public and private law theory, general jurisprudence and the methodology of legal scholarship.

CV / Biography

I am currently a lecturer and fellow at St John's College where I provide supervisions in Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. Prior to this, I was at the University of Oxford. In 2012 I graduated from the BA in Jurisprudence, sharing the Wronker prize for best overall performance in FHS examinations, and in 2013 I graduated from the BCL. Since 2013 I have been reading for a DPhil funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. During my time at the University of Oxford I held two lectureships, one at Keble College (senior lectureship, 2013-2016) and the other at Lady Margaret Hall (stipendiary lectureship, 2015-2016), where I provided tutorials in Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Jurisprudence.

Publications

 

Articles

"Kent and Oakley: A Re-examination of the Common Law Duty to Give Reasons for Grants of Planning Permission and Beyond" (2017) 22(2) JR 101

Citation:
(2017) 22(2) JR 101
Published:
Jul 2017
DOI:
10.1080

"ClientEarth No 2: A Case of Three Legal Dimensions" (2017) 29(2) JEL 343

Citation:
(2017) 29(2) JEL 343
Published:
Jun 2017
DOI:
10.1093

"The Doctrine of Legitimate Expectations: Power-Constraining or Right-Conferring Legal Standard?" [2016] PL 437

Citation:
[2016] PL 437
Published:
Jul 2016

Case Notes

The Privy Council and the Doctrine of Legitimate Expectations Meet Again (2016) 75(3) CLJ 449

Published:
Nov 2016

Conference Papers

"The Ambiguous Nature of the Doctrine of Legitimate Expectations, Its Practical Implications and the 'Unity' of Common Law Judicial Review" (Cambridge Public Law Conference )

Published:
Sep 2016
Conference:
Cambridge Public Law Conference